A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by a man she befriended on Instagram last year at a hotel in Gurugram, police said.
The matter came to light when the accused sent a nude photo of the Class 11 girl to her mother and also shared it online. The accused has been identified as Raj Diwedi from Uttar Pradesh.
Police said that it was after a complaint from the victim’s mother that an FIR was registered against the suspect.
According to the complaint filed by the victim’s mother, her daughter had befriended an Uttar Pradesh native last year on Instagram and also engaged in a nude video call during their friendship.
Her mother told police that the accused called her daughter to a hotel in Gurugram and raped her there.
“He called her at the hotel two more times last week. He was pressuring my daughter to meet him by threatening to share her video and nude photos of her online.
“On Tuesday, he posted a nude photo of my daughter on social media and sent it to me as well. When I asked my daughter, she told me the whole episode,” he said in her complaint, according to police.
Following the complaint, an FIR was registered against Raj Diwedi under sections 8 (sexual assault) and 12 (sexual harassment) of the POCSO Act, section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and section 67A of the Act from IT at the women’s station (West) on Tuesday night.
“An FIR has been registered and we are carrying out raids to catch the accused. It is reported that he is also a student,” said Inspector Poonam Singh, SHO, Women’s Police Station (West).
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