Teenager’s intimate video with boy in Mumbai mall reaches her father, girl alleges rape; 2 held
Mumbai city news: A fortnight ago, a sweeper at the mall, Anand Pilkar, recorded the 16-year-old girl and her 19-year-old friend at a secluded spot in the mallmumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 10:19 IST
Two men have been arrested for recording and sharing an intimate video of two teenagers in a Bhandup mall. The boy in the video was also arrested, after the girl alleged he forced himself on her.
A fortnight ago, a sweeper at the mall, Anand Pilkar, recorded the 16-year-old girl and her 19-year-old friend at a secluded spot in the mall. He then shared the video with Piku Yadav, a guard who works at the mall. Yadav shared the video on several WhatsApp groups, and it ended up reaching the girl’s father.
This is when the incident came to light.
An officer from Bhandup police station said, “The sweeper shared the video with the security guard and that’s how the video went viral. The security guard sent the video across to several other groups.”
The police said the girl’s father saw the video and asked his daughter about it. Scared of the consequences, the girl alleged her friend forced her to go to the mall with him and forced himself on her, a source said. “Her father then reported to the Bhandup police station and registered a case of rape against the boy, a college student” an officer said. The boy was arrested. The probe led the police to the sweeper and security guard, who have also been arrested for taking the video and sharing it. The police booked the boy under the IPC for rape and under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012. The sweeper and guard were booked under the IT Act.