Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Police have arrested a 36-year-old married man for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl by clicking her obscene pictures and then blackmailing her. It is found that the accused has been raping the girl since the last three years, said police. According to police, the accused has been identified as Sohan Singh alias Sonu a resident of Faidan village. He is married and has two children, said Jasbir Singh, SHO Police Station Sector 31, Chandigarh. The victim has alleged that the accused who lives in her vicinity, met her three years back and then asked to befriend with her.
The victim has alleged that he took her in a hotel at Sector 45 and gave her some drink laced with intoxicating substance and then raped her. The man also clicked obscene pictures and made video of the victim girl and then started blackmailing her, alleged the victim to the police. The accused then threatened the victim with dire consequences to kill her brother and also throw acid on her face if she discloses anybody about the matter.
The police official said that the incident came to light when the victim who is a student of BA final year in a city based college informed the family about the incident after ticking her examinations. Following her examinations, the victim then narrated the incident to her parents who further gave a complaint to the local police. The medical examination of the victim was conducted where doctors confirmed her of been raped.
Meanwhile, acting in the matter, the police have registered a case under Section 376 (rape), 354A (physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures), 506 (criminal intimidation), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against Sohan Singh at Sector 31 police station and an investigation has been initiated. He was produced in the local court on Friday where he was sent to judicial custody.
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