Vijayawada, June 30: Three former engineering students from Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district were arrested today for raping and blackmailing their junior. The victim has alleged that the men spiked her drink and raped her, while they were out to a birthday party last year. The men also recorded the act and sent the video to their friends. One of the accused asked the woman for a sexual favour while, threatening her to make the video public. Also Read - Vijayawada Fire Accident: Death Toll Rises to 10; Centre Assures Help to State Govt | 10 Points
The woman tried to seek the help of the college administration but they asked her not to report the incident. Later, the men were asked by the college authorities to render an apology to the woman and delete the video. The college officials told NDTV that they asked the woman not to report to protect her and the future of the accused. Also Read - 7 Dead, Several Feared Trapped After Fire Breaks Out at Makeshift COVID Facility in Vijaywada, Rescue Operations Underway
The men later shared the video with their friends. One of them, even approached the woman with 10 lakh rupees for sexual favours and threatened her to make the video public. The woman decided to take this no more and told her parents about the incident. She also reported the entire incident to the police. Also Read - AP Inter Re-verification Results 2020 Declared at bie.ap.gov.in | Direct Link to Check Scores Here
The accused have been booked under IPC sections 376-B (gangrape) and 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 67 of IT Act.
Meanwhile, the woman has been sent for a medical examination. An investigation into the matter is underway.