Student gets 5-year jail term for posting obscene photos of girl on internet

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The Hush Post: A youth studying BTech has been handed a 5-year jail term for uploading obscene photos and videos of a girl he knew for three years and had met on social media. The Kolkata court has also slapped a fine of Rs 9000 on the convicted student. The court has directed the state to pay compensation considering the victim woman as a rape survivor.

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The victim had filed a complaint against a BTech student Animesh Boxi who was threatening to upload the pictures and videos of the victim if she refuses to have physical relationship with him. Finally Boxi was arrested July 21 last year.

“The girl complained she knew Boxi for three years and trusted him. With a promise to marry her, Boxi obtained some private photographs and videos from her. He threatened to upload them if she didn’t have physical relations with him. When she refused, he uploaded the photographs,” said Advocate Bivas Chatterjee.

The lawyer told the court that this was a case of revenge pornography. “…the girl underwent virtual rape every time somebody clicked on one of her photographs,” he added.

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