Mumbai police search for youth who blackmail girl after filming rape
The Charkop police in the city suburb are on the lookout for a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 23-year-old woman.
The man, identified as Husain Qureshi, allegedly made pictures and videos of the girl on his cell phone while raping her. The police and the victim are concerned about the pictures and videos being leaked. According to the Charkop police, Qureshi, who is a resident of Malvani, was working as a real estate agent. He managed to befriend the victim through her friend. They exchanged phone numbers and started messaging each other.
Their story goes back two years, when in January 2012, Qureshi while driving past +he victim's college offered to drop her and her friend to their homes. He dropped the friend first, but instead of dropping the victim, he took her to his building and asked her to come to his place on the pretext of needing her to get some things. As soon as she entered his house, Qureshi locked the door behind him. He allegedly raped her and took the pictures and videos on his cell phone. After the rape, Qureshi threatened to make the pictures and videos public if she told anyone. Fearing this, the girl didn't tell anyone about the incident. Meanwhile, Qureshi tried to meet her several times but she always ignored him. Two years later, in January this year, Qureshi blackmailed her into meeting him one last time and promised to delete the footage if she did.
The victim met him and asked him to delete the pictures and videos. But Qureshi insisted that she sit in his car and talk to him. When she got there, he kidnapped her and drove to Goa, where he had already booked a lodge.
There, he raped her, robbed her money and debit card, and dropped her back home.
She then changed her college and city of residence. Fearing the evidence that he had of the encounter, she revealed everything to her parents. Her parents then lodged a complaint against Qureshi at the Charkop police station. The police are now searching for Qureshi, sources added.
(Posted on 11-04-2014)