- Accused reportedly spiked girl's drink, then raped her and filmed act
- They blackmailed girl, continued seeking sexual favours: Police
- Girl complained to college officials, who asked accused to delete video
A 22-year-old engineering student from Andhra Pradesh has accused her seniors of raping her, filming the act and using it to blackmail her. In her complaint to the police, she said that two of her seniors took her to a birthday party in February last year, where they spiked her drink and raped her. As they had filmed the act, they blackmailed her and continued to assault her, police said.
Both the software engineers passed out of the college this year. The police have charged them with gang-rape, and also under the IT Act for filming the act and using it to blackmail her.
All the three accused have been arrested, the police said, adding they will be sent to judicial custody.
The woman told the police that she had approached the management of her college in Agiripalli in Krishna district, but the officials did not inform the police. Instead they asked the men to delete the video and apologise to the girl, she alleged.
The college management said they took prompt action. They didn't report the matter to the police to protect the identity of the girl and the future of the students, an official explained.
However, after the purported mutual understanding negotiated by the college, two of the accused, in their early 20s, shared the video with their classmates and contacts, which translated into more trouble for the woman.
Two months ago, the girl was threatened by a third student, who had a copy of the video. He allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakh and sexual favours from her. The girl then approached the police and filed a complaint. This was the third accused to be arrested, the police said.