Girl blackmailed for sexual favours tries to kill herself

  • | Monday | 11th December, 2023

Agra: A 16-year-old girl, who was being blackmailed by a cyber-cafe owner for sexual favours, jumped from the third-floor of a building in an attempt to kill herself in Mathura.SP (City) Martand Prakash Singh said the class 10 student told her family she was being blackmailed by the cyber-cafe owner who recorded a video of her when she went there a few days ago. My daughter wentto a cyber-cafe along with her friend when the owner, Lucky, clicked pictures and made videos of my daughter by misleading her. Later, he developed fake content showing her in an objectionable manner. Asking for sexual favours, he threatened to circulate the fake content on social media if she refused. An employee of the cyber-cafe, Mayank, and another person Annu were also involved in the blackmail, said the girls father. She girl tried to kill herself on December 6 and was rushed to a private hospital. My daughter has multiple fractures. She is undergoing treatment in the ICU and continues to remain critical," he said. The SP said an FIR was lodged against the three under IPC section 306 (abetment of suicide) and 511 (attempt to commit offence). They are on the run but efforts are being made to nab them, he added. TNNWe also published the following articles recentlyCrime rate declines but cyber offences up 24%The crime rate per lakh population declined to 422.2 in 2022 from 445.9 in 2021, with cyber crime cases registering a 24.4% jump. Delhi had the highest rate of cognisable crimes, followed by Kerala, Haryana, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu. Offences against the human body increased by 5.3%, with murders showing a marginal decline. Kidnapping and abduction cases rose, with women making up the majority of victims. Crimes against women and children also increased. Attacks by Left-wing extremists and insurgents decreased, while economic offences showed an increase.Sexual urges advise to girls: Supreme Court slams remark made by Calcutta High Court judgesThe Supreme Court criticizes the Calcutta High Courts ruling on advising adolescent girls to restrain their sexual urges. The Supreme Court emphasizes that judges should refrain from expressing personal views or preaching and asserts that the High Courts role is limited to assessing the appeals merits. The Supreme Court further states that the High Courts observations violate the rights of adolescents under Article 21 of the Constitution. The apex court issues notices to the State government and others.

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