Circle Officer of Sadar area, Aasim Chaudhary said the accused, who is the father of a five-year-old child, had been sexually exploiting the girl since 2014, when she came to Bulandshahr for his sister’s wedding.
The victim, daughter of a police constable, alleged that her brother-in-law had laced her drink with intoxicants on the wedding night, following which he raped her and even made a video of the act.
Threatening to post the videos online, the accused, who works in a private company in Ghaziabad, used to take the girl to hotels where she had to pretend to be his wife, police said.
“After the wedding night, on several occasions the man took her to hotels in Ghaziabad and Agra and sexually exploited her. Each time they went to a hotel, he clicked her nude pictures and made videos,” said the CO.
Last week, the girl refused to accompany the man to a city hotel, following which he posted an explicit videoo of the minor online, they added said.
The victim then informed her parents about the alleged exploitation following which an an FIR was lodged against the man at Sadar police station.
Police arrested the accused and booked him under IPC Sections 376 (rape), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 328 (causing hurt with intent to commit and offence), IT Act 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) and sections 3 and 4 of the POCSO Act.