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Chandigarh University Row: Accused Girl Was Blackmailed; Cops Looking For 4th Suspect

The girl was in a relationship with Sunny for the past four years. All the videos that the accused girl used to share with Sunny, he would further share with Rankaj.

Chandigarh University Row. (Image used for representational purpose only)

Chandigarh: In the Chandigarh University alleged ‘leaked video’ case, after the police interrogation it has come to light that the girl (name withheld) was being blackmailed by her boyfriend Sunny Mehta, 23, and his accomplice Rankaj Verma, 31. She was being pressured that if she does not make videos of other girls in the hostel, her objectionable videos would be leaked. All three have been sent to seven-day police remand.

After the investigation, it has also been ascertained that Sunny and Rankaj were also getting an unusually high number of calls from Gujarat and Maharashtra, probably angle police will explore in the subsequent investigation. According to the sources, the girl was in a relationship with Sunny for the past four years. All the videos that the accused girl used to share with Sunny, he would further share with Rankaj.

Also, yet another video has emerged of another girl from the CU hostel which was shared by the accused girl with Sunny. Though, this video is not of an objectionable nature. The investigation has also revealed that the accused girl was in touch with one-fourth suspect named Mohit Kumar of Mukerian in Hoshiarpur. There was also proof of chats and messages exchanged with this person. However, the police are trying to ascertain if one of the two arrested was using Mohit Kumar’s ID or if was this the fourth person involved in the ‘leaked videos’ racket.

Meanwhile, it is clear from the chat that took place between one of the Shimla boys and the girl that one of the boys was commanding the girl with authority:

Excerpt Of The Chat:

Boy: “Why did you not click the photo of the girl who had gone to take bath?”

Girl: “Another girl saw me clicking the photo.

Boy: Why didn’t you do what I told you to do?

A little while after this the whole hell broke loose at the Chandigarh University campus. When the girl apprised the boy that she was being questioned by the warden, the boy asked her to: “Delete upload,” & and a while later he wrote: “Clear chat.”

After this, the DSW asked the accused girl to speak to the boy on the speaker phone and ask him to send back the video screenshots. She spoke to the boy and asked him to send back the screenshots of the video which he did. On being pressured further, the girl confirmed that she did send four videos but those were only of hers.

Subsequently, a protest broke out in the middle of the night on the intervening night of September 17 and 18, and an FIR was registered under the IT Act against three persons, the accused girl, Rankaj and Sunny both residents of Shimla district. Now the university has declared a seven-day holiday to let the situation normalise.

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