Cuttack: Owner of a medicine shop allegedly raped a girl for four years in Odisha’s Cuttack city by blackmailing the victim with her obscene photos.
The 21-year-old girl, who resides at Mahatab Road here with her father, had in 2016 gone to the medicine store in the locality, during which the accused took her to the doctor chamber inside the shop and offered her soft drinks. After consuming the beverage, the girl fell unconscious.
The medicine store owner then allegedly raped the girl and clicked the obscene photos. Later, the accused pacified the girl by promising her to marry her.
However, he started blackmailing the girl by threatening her to post the obscene photos on social media and raped her multiple times during the last four years.
The victim eventually mustered courage and lodged a complaint in this connection with the District Legal Services Authority on February 2.
Further investigation by police was underway.