The day a girl or woman can walk or roam freely on the roads at night is the day we can say our country has achieved independence. It is indeed shocking to know that India recorded an average of 87 rape cases on a daily basis in the year 2019 and 4,05,861 cases of crime against women.
The latest data which was released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) exposed the dark side when it comes to issue of women’s safety in our country. India recorded as many as 3,78,236 cases of crimes against women in 2018. Overall, 32,033 cases of rape were lodged in the year 2019.
Incidents of women or girls taking extreme steps because of some stranger threatening to leak their explicit videos or photos online are many. However, a girl decided to take this issue to the police station, when a 17-year-old boy used the morphed image to force her into sexual chats.
As per a Mirror Now report, the girl was allegedly being threatened by a Kanyakumari boy. It is noted that he has allegedly been using morphed pictures of the girl in an attempt to blackmail her. In the conversation, the wrongdoer asked the girl to have a sex chat with him.
The 17-year-old boy was adamant to have sex chat with the girl and even blackmailed her that he would upload morphed images of her on social media, if she doesn’t agree to his request.
The bold girl approached the police and the cyber cell initiated a probe into the case. The police contacted ‘Instagram’ for the details of the accused and then traced him using the data provided by the social media platform, as reported by The New India Express.
According to the police, the accused committed a similar type of offence earlier but had been released after a warning. The police then brought the youth to Chennai and after which, they produced him before the Juvenile Justice Board.