Youth gets 7-year jail term for blackmailing minor girl in Odisha’s Rourkela

Rourkela: A POCSO court here today awarded seven years of imprisonment to a youth for blackmailing a minor girl with her obscene photos.

The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 on convict Dokari Kartik, a resident of Bandhamunda under Sector B area of Rourkela.

The court convicted Kartik after examining the statements of nine witnesses and other evidences.

As per the case record, Kartik had developed relationship with a minor girl of Udit Nagar. Kartik had taken several photos of his intimate moments with the girl in his mobile phone.

He had sought money from the girl by threatening her to upload the obscene photos on social media. The girl had informed the incident to her family.

The victim had lodged an FIR in this regard with Udit Nagar police on January 13, 2017. The police had arrested the accused after registering a case in this regard.

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