Man held for rape and shooting obscene videos, forced 21-year-old batchmate to cut herself

  • A 25-year-old nursing student in Lucknow was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping her 21-year-old classmate and forcing her to cut herself with a blade, police said
  • The woman had alleged that Sonwali visited her at her rented accommodation and shot several obscene videos at knife point, the officer said
  • The defendant was arrested and produced before a competent court, he was sent to jail, the officer said

23 Nov 2022

A 25-year-old nursing student in Lucknow was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping her 21-year-old classmate and forcing her to cut herself with a blade, police said.

Lucknow ADCP (west) Chiranjeev Nath Sinha said the accused Avendra Sonwali and the woman are pursuing a nursing course at a private institute and recently joined the internship program at Mal. In her complaint dated November 18, the woman had alleged that Sonwali visited her at her rented accommodation and shot several obscene videos at knife point, the officer said. “The accused recently telephoned the woman and threatened to kill her and her parents if she did not marry him. He forced her to cut herself with the blade,” said Sinha.

Based on the woman's statement, an FIR under sections 354-B (assault or criminal force with intent to undress or cause her to be naked) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67A of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the man at the Mal police station. IT (sharing objectionable video of girl with her parents). Section 376 of the IPC (rape) was added to the FIR based on the woman's statements before the police and the trial judge, Sinha said. The defendant was arrested while waiting for a bus to get out of town. After being produced before a competent court, he was sent to jail, the officer said.


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