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Rape, blackmail, pregnancy, extortion: Man’s arrest reveals Chennai teen’s 4-year ordeal

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Pramod Madhav | Edited by Ashna Kumar

The teen was allegedly raped by a man she befriended on Facebook for 4 years, who took her nude photos, blackmailed and also impregnated her.

In yet another shocking case of sexual assault from Chennai, a 17-year-old approached the police commissioner to file a complaint of rape, blackmail and extortion.The survivor is a first year BA student who was allegedly raped by a 21-year-old man she befriended on Facebook- for four years.

According to her testimony, the accused, Moni (21), took her to a lodge sometime in 2013, where he raped her and took her nude pictures.The survivor said she believed that they were in love but to her horror, the accused thereon threatened to release her obscene pictures unless she submitted to his whims.

The teen has also accused Moni of extorting Rs 1.5 lakh and forcing her to have sex with his friend Ravindran Sharma (23).In 2016, the survivor impregnated from the sexual abuse, for which Moni and Ravindran gave her pills to initiate an abortion.

When the teen’s parents learned of her ordeal, they urged Ravindran’s father to get him married to their daughter. To this, Ravindran’s father proposed that the 17-year-old could become his son’s second wife.In the meantime, the other accused Moni tried extorting Rs 5 lakh from the teen, tired of which she finally reported the case.

The police have arrested Ravindran Sharman while a lookout is on for Moni.

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