New Delhi, Mar 8: In one of the swiftest case disposals in the country, a court in West Bengal’s East Midnapore on Thursday sentenced a third year B Tech student for uploading a friend’s obscene image on the internet. The accused came in contact with through social media. District Magistrate Gautam Kumar Nag, in his order, said the victim should be treated as a rape survivor. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill's Father Santokh Sukh Breaks Silence on Rape Allegations Against Him, Says 'Woman Used to Call me Brother'

Special public prosecutor Bivas Chatterjee said that the complaint was lodged in July last year and the accused Boxi was arrested. He had obtained personal photographs on the pretext of getting married. He threatened the girl to upload the pictures if she did not make physical relations with him. When girl refused to Boxi’s threats, he uploaded it on the social media. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill's Father Santokh Sukh Accused of Raping a Woman on Gunpoint in Beas, Shehbaz Denies The Claims



“The complaint was lodged and accused — Animesh Boxi— arrested on July 21, 2017 and proceedings got over on February 28, 2018. While the CID took up the investigation, I was appointed the special public prosecutor. The girl complained she knew Boxi for three years and trusted him. With a promise to marry her, Boxi obtained some private photographs and videos from her. He threatened to upload them if she didn’t have physical relations with him. When she refused, he uploaded the photographs. I told the court that this was revenge pornography and the girl underwent virtual rape every time somebody clicked on one of her photographs,” The Times of India quoted Chatterjee as saying. Also Read - Punjab News: Head Priest of Amritsar Temple Arrested For Repeatedly Raping Two Women; Victims Rescued

In a prompt action, CID submitted the charge sheet in 42 days. The process of witness examination took another 60  days and the accused was sentenced to jail for five years.



” The girl, who was devastated after the incident, regained composure and fought back. She withstood two days of rigorous cross-examination and gave clear and honest evidence in court. We cited nearly 300 judgments of the Supreme Court and over 200 electronic and nonelectronic evidences were exhibited,” Chatterjee added.