Three male students allegedly shot a video of a 19-year-old girl who was changing clothes in the bathroom of a city institute where they all study, and later tried to extort money from her by threatening to circulate the clip. The police have arrested one accused and search is on for two others.
The accused and the victim study at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) located in Govindpura area of the city. On September 17, the trio had made a video of the girl student changing clothes in the institute’s bathroom after attending an event to mark Vishwakarma Jayanti, an official said.
The accused showed the video to one of the victim’s friends and demanded Rs 7,000, threatening that if she failed to do so, they would make the clip viral on social media. After the victim came to know about this, she panicked and left her house,” Piplani Police Station in-charge Ajay Nayar said while quoting the complaint.
Later, the girl’s family reached the police station and lodged a missing report. He told that during the search, the police later found the victim at Bhopal railway station. Nair said the matter was later transferred to the Ashok Garden police station, under whose jurisdiction the institute is located.
Ashoka Garden police station in-charge Alok Srivastava said that on the basis of the complaint of the victim, a case has been registered against the three students under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology (IT) Act.
One of the accused has been arrested and a search for two other absconding students is underway, he said, adding that the accused and victim study in the same institute. Further investigation in the case is underway, Alok Shrivastava said.