Srikakulam: A 14-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by her cousin in a village under Santhabommali Mandal in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. The accused was busted after he sent a few nude clips of the girl to her father and other relatives.

The police said the survivor is a Class 9 student. She lives with her mother in their village and her father and brother have been working abroad for the past two years.

The accused, a neighbour, sweet-talked the teen to have a sexual relationship with him. He first forced himself on her in April this year when she was alone in her home. Later, he raped her multiple times.

The man married a distant relative in October 2019 but continued to prey on the girl. Recently he took some x-rated videos of the girl and sent them to her dad and brother. Shocked, the father told his wife to file a police complaint.

The girl’s mother and relatives approached the police on Tuesday, leading to the arrest of the accused. Sub-inspector Ganesh Kumar said they have registered a case against the accused under the IPC and POCSO Act.

The teen has been sent to a government hospital for examination. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.

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