Jharkhand: A youth was arrested on charges of raping a woman with a false promise to marry her and circulating her obscene photos via mobile phone in West Midnapore district.

The youth, a resident of Kui village under Binpur police station, was arrested from Kalyani in Nadia district on Wednesday, where he was undergoing training as a member of the National Volunteer Force, police said on Thursday.

The youth and the woman belonged to the same village and had been students of Jhargram Raj College. The woman lodged an FIR at the Binpur police station on Wednesday that the youth had raped her with a 'false' promise to marry her.

Besides, he also taken obscene pictures of her by his cell phone and circulated them, she said in the FIR. Jhargram ACJM Priyajeet Chatterjee remanded the youth in five days' police custody on Thursday.

His counsel said the two had an affair for two years and denied that he had taken any obscene pictures of her. The youth was charged under IPC sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and various sections of the Information Technology Act.

(Agencies)

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