A hostel owner was booked on Friday for allegedly raping and blackmailing a minor girl, who was staying in his hostel in MP Nagar, police said.
The 17-year-old victim, who hails from Rajgarh district, had come to Bhopal in July last year to prepare for IIT examination. She was living in the private girls' hostel in MP Nagar, owned by Narendra Raghuvanshi.
Raghuvanshi allegedly lured the girl and took her to a house in Rachna Nagar and raped her. He also made an objectionable video of the girl and continued to rape the girl by threatening to upload the video on internet if she refuses.
After he allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from the girl, she approached the police and lodged a complaint. City superintendent of police (CSP), Habibganj Shiv Dayal Singh said a case had been registered on the complaint of the victim and investigation was on in the case. "A police team raided the house of the accused, but it was found locked. He would be arrested soon," he said.