Uttar Pradesh: Four men gang-rape man they met on dating app Grindr, arrested
The Uttar Pradesh police arrested four men for allegedly gang-raping, filming, and blackmailing another man. The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida area.
New Delhi: Four men were arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida for allegedly gang-raping, filming, and blackmailing another man, after befriending him on the dating app Grindr. The four accused also attempted to extort Rs 2 lakh from the survivor while threatening to make the clips viral.
The survivor, a polytechnic diploma holder, was befriended by 20-year-old Gautam from Sikandarabad, who called him to meet at a paying guest facility, The Times of India reported. When the youth reached the place, three other men, too, were present at the spot. They allegedly thrashed and raped him and filmed the incident.
Additional DCP (Greater Noida) said that the four accused used the 2nd Line mobile app to call and blackmail the survivor. "They later thrashed him and forced him to transfer Rs 5,000 through PhonePe app to them," an official spokesperson said.
Out of the four accused, Gautam and Gaurav (23) are reportedly siblings, while Sachin (26) and Mohit (25) are their cousins.
The police seized the mobile phone used for filming the incident. Further investigation revealed that there are at least 10-12 similar videos.
The investigation also revealed that the accused Sachin was a repeat offender and had tried to trap an Assistant Engineer of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in a similar manner and had demanded Rs 1.80 crore from his family three years ago.
A case has been registered in this regard under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement), 377 (unnatural offences) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code.
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