Man arrested for raping, blackmailing Dalit woman
Rajkot: The man who allegedly raped and blackmailed a 21-year-old Dalit woman in Thakkarbapa Harijanvas locality of Rajkot was arrested on Sunday.
Police arrested Mayur Ghavri (24) for allegedly raping the woman after promising to marry her. Ghavri allegedly filmed their intimate moments and sent the video clip to the survivor’s brother on WhatsApp.
“In her complaint, the survivor said that she had come in contact with Ghavri at a wedding function in her locality one-and-ahalf-years ago. They started talking to each other on phone and developed a romantic relationship. Promising to marry her, Ghavri developed physical relationship with her and shot the video of their act on his cellphone, of which the survivor was unaware of,” said R A Kapasi, sub-inspector at Pradyumannagar police station.
Last month, when the survivor asked Ghavri about his marriage plan, he went back on his promise and blackmailed her with the video, threatening her that she would have to come for sex with him whenever he called her, otherwise he would upload her video on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
On January 1, when the survivor refused to give in to Ghavri’s blackmailing, he sent the video to her brother. When inquired about it, the survivor confided her ordeal to her family members, following which they approached police.