12 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate of Police on Monday arrested an engineering student on charges of blackmailing a girl with her photographs.
The accused Devi Prasad Pati, aged about 20 years is a student of B Tech in a reputed college at Bhubaneswar. He developed friendship with a city-based girl and managed to capture photographs with her.
In course of time, the duo split due to some differences. But Pati insisted on her to continue and threatened her with the photographs. He threatened to circulate the pictures on social media and demanded cash and gold from the girl.
Police recovered gold ornaments, cash of Rs 10,000 and a mobile phone from his possession. All these items were forcibly taken from the girl, the police said.
Pati, a native of Indupur in Kendrapada was staying at Khandagiri area in the city. He has been booked under multiple Sections of the IPC and remanded in judicial custody.