Mumbai: 22-year-old bag maker held for blackmailing woman and raping her

05 December,2022 07:23 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  Samiullah Khan

He threatened to post on social media an obscene video recorded by him on his WhatsApp call to her if she did not meet him

The survivor filed a complaint against the accused with the Manpada police. Representation pic



The Powai police has arrested a 22-year-old accused identified as Ayaan alias Jafar Sheikh who allegedly raped a 24-year-old woman on the promise of deleting an obscene video recorded by him on his WhatsApp call to her.

The complainant is married but has been staying at her parents* home. In the month of September, she received a message from an unknown mobile number. An unknown person tried to befriend her, but she ignored him and blocked the mobile number. On November 15, this person made a video call from another number to her. When she received the call she saw a man naked and immediately disconnected. But the accused had recorded a video of her receiving the call and sent it to her WhatsApp. He called her to meet him in Kurla and later to Ghatkopar threatening to upload the video on
social media.

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"The complainant went to Kurla fearing infamy to meet the accused, who took her to a lodge on the pretext of deleting the video, and raped her. Instead of deleting the video the accused also put it on social media. The video was seen by the survivor*s sister who asked her about it. The complainant then revealed the ordeal," said a police officer.

She then filed a complaint against the accused with the Manpada police. The police registered a case against the accused under the IT section including sexual harassment. As this crime took place in Sakinaka the investigation was handed over to Powai police. A special team of Powai police arrested Ayaan alias Jafar Shaikh from Govandi on Saturday. The accused lives in Shivaji Nagar in Govandi and works as a bag maker.

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