Youth arrested for blackmailing and sexually assaulting his minor girlfriend in Siliguri 

Siliguri, 13th February: Love that shortly culminated in a horrifying experience for a minor has left the city shocked. A case of sextortion has come to the fore from Siliguri’s area where a love story quickly escalated into a bitter relationship. 

The couple had met in 2018, while studying tuition at Bidhan Road, Siliguri, the said minor had befriended Abhijeet Barman, a resident of Babupara. The friendship quickly turned into love in no time. During their relationship, Abhijeet had kept some intimate pictures without the minor’s consent during their video call which he later used to extort the minor sexually several times. He repeatedly raped the minor by blackmailing her with her pictures. But at the time, the minor did not tell anything to anyone out of fear. 

When the boyfriend started blackmailing the minor again for marriage when she was in Kolkata for further studies, fed up with constant threats, the girlfriend lodged a written complaint at the Women’s Police Station about her boyfriend’s extortion. While probing the matter, the police arrested Abhijeet Barman from Babupara last night. Police registered a case against him under POCSO Act and produced him in Siliguri court today. The police are probing the entire matter.

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