The integrity of Odisha’ Kendrapara police now stands in the dock as it dithers to take action against some people who allegedly made a 16-year-old girl’s intimate moments’ photographs go viral.
Bhubaneswar, July 18: The integrity of Odisha’ Kendrapara police now stands in the dock as it dithers to take action against some people who allegedly made a 16-year-old girl’s intimate moments’ photographs go viral in several countries, including Pakistan.
The girl hailing from Chandol has appealed to chief minister Naveen Patnaik to give justice to her.
“A few days ago, some young men who work as masons came to our village from Nadia district of West Bengal. They were engaged in hour house construction. During their stay here, one of the youths named Mohammed Milan Sheikh befriended me and tried to cajole me into a relationship. When I expressed my reluctance, he cut his palm with a blade stating that he would end his life if I don’t agree to his proposal. Petrified, I agreed to his proposal. He would always ask me for video chats. One day during the video-chatting, he asked me to pose for some close body shots and I obliged. Taking advantage of my simplicity, he clicked some screenshots and started to blackmail me for physical relationship. When I protested, he uploaded the pictures on different social media platforms,” the girl said.
What is quite shocking is that though the girl’s family approached the Kendrapara Sadar Police station with a formal complaint, no concrete action – other than registration of a first information report - has been taken so far to arrest the accused.
Meanwhile, the accused’s younger Md Mulayam Sheikh allegedly warned the victim over telephone (the recording clip is with this reporter) of serious consequences if she pursued the case with the police.
Family members of the accused alleged that the police was dilly-dallying to take action against the culprit as he is close to a powerful lady and her husband who have much political clout in the area.
Sources said Mohahammed Milan Shiekh had previously trapped nearly four other women. In one of the cases, he was also arrested.
The local suspect Milan Sheikh is a habitual blackmailer who traps girls in the pretext of love and marriage and then forces them to do illegal things. When the girls, after realising that they have been cheated, protest his move he uploads the video footage on social media platforms.
Kendrapara Sadar police station inspector Pabitra Maharana said investigation was on and the culprits will be taken into custody.