The Nagpur police arrested two engineering students -- including the son of an influential Congress leader -- for harassing a 16-year-old girl, whom the accused threatened of making a MMS clip of their alleged sexual encounter public.
According to the Nagpur (rural) police, the girl was in a relationship with Mithilesh (19), son of Yashodha Dhanraj Gajbhiye, a senior zilla parishad member and an influential Congress leader of Saoner region in Nagpur district.
The girl, a school dropout, was initially close to Mithilesh, the key accused. Mithilesh got her into a sexual relationship with him with a promise to marry her in March 2011. Mithilesh then deserted her. But he clandestinely got recorded a clip of them having sex on his mobile phone.
Later, Mithilesh started threatening her on the pretext of making the obscene MMS public if she failed to keep relationship with him and oblige one of his friends. The helpless girl succumbed to the pressure. But Mithilesh was relentless and continued to blackmail her.
At one point when the girl did not give in to his blackmailing, both the accused circulated the obscene MMS showing the girl in a compromising position with them.
Later the girl narrated her sordid tale to her parents who registered a police complaint.
Subsequently, the victim’s medical examination was performed and the police arrested Mithilesh and his friend, Sushil Gajbhiye (20), a resident of Saoner. The accused have been sent to police custody, informed Manoj Sharma, superintendent of police, Nagpur (rural).
The police have registered offences against Mithilesh and Sushil under publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form and raping the minor girl.