2 Andhra engineering students rape, film and blackmail 22-yr-old junior

New Delhi: Two engineering students from Andhra Pradesh allegedly raped their junior after taking her to a birthday party in February 2017 and spiking her drink. The 22-year-old girl said they filmed the incident and used to blackmail her to further continued their assault.

Both the software engineers passed out of the college this year. The police have charged them with gang-rape, and also under the IT Act for filming the act and using it to blackmail her. They are yet to be arrested.

In her complaint to the police, she said that she had approached the management of her college in Agiripalli in Krishna district, but the officials did not inform the police. Instead they asked the men to delete the video and apologise to the girl, she alleged.

According to a report on NDTV website, the college management said they took prompt action. They didn’t report the matter to the police to protect the identity of the girl and the future of the students, an official explained.

However, after the purported mutual understanding negotiated by the college, the accused, Vamshi and Siva Reddy, in their early 20s, shared the video with their classmates and contacts, which translated into more trouble for the woman.

Two months ago, the girl was threatened by a third student, Praveen, who had a copy of the video. He allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakh and sexual favours from her. The girl then approached the police and filed a complaint. Praveen was arrested, the other students will soon be arrested, police said.