Odisha: Engineer arrested for raping, blackmailing woman

He has been booked under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code, Section 67 of the Information and Technology Act and Section 6 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.

Kendrapara: A 29-year-old engineer was arrested in Odisha’s Kendrapara district on Sunday for allegedly raping and blackmailing a woman, police said.

The assistant engineer of the District Rural Development Agency had befriended a 25-year-old married woman and allegedly drugged, raped and taken obscene photographs of her two months back, an officer said.

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He later used the photographs to blackmail the woman, Aul police station Inspector Salila Pradhan said.

Based on the woman’s police complaint, he was arrested and both were medically examined at a hospital, Pradhan said.

He has been booked under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code, Section 67 of the Information and Technology Act and Section 6 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.

The accused has been remanded to judicial custody, the officer added.

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