Dehradun: A 65-year-old retired teacher was booked for allegedly raping a woman and the complainant woman too was booked for extorting Rs 13 lakh from the accused teacher, according to Vikas Nagar (Dehradun) police station officials.
The woman approached the police on Sunday and alleged that she was raped by the teacher. Her family alleged that the accused, Bhagirath Chaudhary, raped her after getting her unconscious.
Subsequently, police lodged an FIR against the teacher. However, the teacher also alleged that the woman’s family extorted Rs 13 lakh from him, threatening to leak their intimate video online. He also produced his bank records to support the accusation. Hence, a cross FIR was registered against the woman and her family members as well.
“We called both the parties to understand the case in depth. While the accused teacher showed the records that proved that he paid Rs 13 lakh to the woman’s family. The woman too showed an intimate video, claiming the man had raped her,” said station house officer of the Vikas Nagar police station.
Police have booked the teacher under rape charge and the woman’s family has been booked under section 389 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code.
According to police, the accused teacher had taught the victim’s elder sister and helped her pursue higher education in the past.
Further probe is underway and the credibility of the video is also being established.
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