Three engineering students who were accused of allegedly raping their junior student and filming the act in 2017, were arrested by the Agiripalli police on Saturday.
Police arrested the three accused, including two software engineers and an MBA graduate on Saturday.
Two of the accused, Siva Reddy (A1) and Krishna Vamsi (A2), allegedly spiked the victimâ€™s drink at a hotel during a birthday party and raped her.
Two months ago, the third accused Praveen started blackmailing the victim saying that he possessed a copy of the video and asked her for sexual favours. The complainant and her parents then approached the police who booked a case against the trio.
Police had earlier taken one accused into custody and also seized all their mobile phones.
Speaking to TNM, YVL Naidu, Circle Inspector, Hanuman Junction, said that the trio were arrested under sections 376-B (Gang rape), 354 (Outraging the modesty of a woman) along with 67 A of IT Act of the Indian Penal Code and sent to judicial custody.
The trio are being produced in front of Nuzveedu court.
According to police, the gang rape was pre-planned. The third accused started threatening her with her videos and asked for Rs 10 lakh along with sexual favours.
The girl told the police that she had brought the matter to the notice of the management. However, instead of notifying the police, the management asked the accused to delete the video.
Briefing the media, Krishna District police said, â€œWe are taking legal opinion regarding inaction of the college, soon we will arrest those responsible from the college."