Mysuru man held for raping, blackmailing engg student

Mysuru man held for raping, blackmailing engg student

City police arrested a 25-year-old man for raping and blackmailing an engineering student with her nude photos for money.

Vijayanagar police arrested Rashi Chinnappa, a resident of Kuvempunagar, for blackmailing the girl who is a student of a private engineering college and resides in a PG accommodation on Kalidasa Road in the city.

According to a police complaint lodged by the girl, the suspect befriended her about a month-and-half ago. They first met at a hotel in the city and became friends but after a few meetings, Chinnappa began pestering her to accept his proposal. When she refused, Chinnappa asked the girl to meet him in a hotel the next day to convey her decision to him. The girl met him at the hotel on March 15 at 7 pm and again rejected his proposal. When the girl was about to leave, Chinnappa offered her a soft drink laced with sedatives. After drugging her, Chinnappa took the girl to a lodge and clicked her nude pictures, said the complaint.

The accused then blackmailed her by demanding Rs 1 lakh to destroy the photos and threatened to upload the photos on social media if she failed to pay the amount, the police said. A case has been registered.
DH News Service

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