Two underage siblings raped and blackmailed for six months: Police

NOIDA: Two minor siblings were allegedly raped and extorted for money by two men in Greater Noida for over six months, police said on Tuesday.

The two accused – Rahul (23) and Suraj (25) – were arrested on Monday, a day after the girls’ father approached the local Beta 2 police station with a complaint that led to the registration of an FIR in the case, sources said.

The two men raped the siblings and filmed the act on video, they said.

The girls, aged 13 and 15, had befriended the accused, who had extorted around Rs 1 million from the siblings’ family since January by threatening to circulate the videos on social media, police officials said.

“The accused befriended the two girls after contacting them over the phone. They once lured the girls under the pretext of partying with them but gave them intoxicants and raped both the girls. At the time of the incident, the accused was also shooting obscene videos of both the girls,” a police spokesman said.

“The girls were extorted hundreds of thousands of rupees because the accused threatened to circulate the videos on social media and kill the girls if they did not do so,” the spokesman said.

“The matter came to light when the father was looking for some money that the family had kept at home but could not find it. He asked the girls if they had seen the money. The girls told their father that they had given the money to the accused and narrated the entire ordeal to him,” the officer said.

Based on the father’s complaint, an FIR was immediately filed under sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation), 328 (administering poison to any person for the purpose of committing an offence) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.

In the case filed on Sunday, charges were also filed under the provisions of the stringent POCSO Act. The accused were subsequently detained at Aichhar T-Point in Greater Noida on Monday, police added.

The accused were brought before a local court and taken into custody, police said.