Karnataka Police arrests Kannada filmmaker for rape and blackmail - Newztezz Online


Sunday, August 13, 2023

Karnataka Police arrests Kannada filmmaker for rape and blackmail


Kannada film actor-producer Veerendra Babu has been arrested by the Karnataka Police on charges of raping, blackmailing and extorting lakhs of rupees and gold valuables from a 36-year-old woman over the past two years.  

Took advantage by drinking intoxicating coffee

According to the police, Virendra Babu demanded Rs 15 lakh from the victim and threatened to leak her video if the amount was not paid. This matter is of 2021. Talking about which the victim said in her complaint that first Virendra Babu befriended her and then called her to his house on the pretext of offering her a film. According to the victim, when she reached Virendra's house, he gave her coffee mixed with drugs to drink. The victim fainted after drinking spiked coffee. Taking advantage of which the accused recorded his video. He allegedly sexually assaulted the victim and later started blackmailing her by showing her the video. The accused forced her to pay Rs 15 lakh online for not leaking the video.

robbery at gunpoint

Since then, the accused has been continuously harassing the victim. Even then, when the accused did not get the money from the victim, he called her to the city on July 30, took her in a car and threatened her at gunpoint and robbed her of gold valuables. He later threw her on the road threatening her of dire consequences and fled from the spot.

A case of cheating was registered against the accused

After this, the victim got very scared after which she lodged an FIR against the accused with the Kodigehalli police. Based on the complaint of the victim, the accused has been arrested and the police have also recovered the pen drive, mobile phone and laptop for further investigation. At present, a cheating case was going on against the accused.

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