- TikTok star Fun Bucket Bhargav arrested in an alleged case of raping a minor
- Fun Bucket Bhargav, also known as Chippada Bhargav has been booked under the POSCO act along with some IPC sections
- As per reports, Bhargav allegedly raped a 15 year old girl in Vishakapatnam
TikTok Star Fun Bucket Bhargav, also known as Chippada Bhargav, has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor, 14-year-old, girl in Vishakapatnam. Bhargav has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act along with other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the Andhra Pradesh police department.
Along with the POCSO Act, Fun Bucket Bhargav has been booked under section 376 (Punishment for sexual assault), and section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
He is now in Vishakapatnam for his alleged crime.
A police officer from Pendurthi, a neighbourhood in the city of Visakhapatnam, said that they arrested Bhargav in Hyderabad, and because it is a POCSO case, the police have transferred it to the Disha Nagar Police in Visakhapatnam. The Disha Nagar Police stations were set up for the investigation into crimes which are committed against women and children in Andhra Pradesh. This development happened after the brutal gang rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad in the year 2019.
In the meantime, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Disha, Prem Kajal said that Fun Bucket Bhargav had promised many offers to the minor after watching her TikTok videos.
She, as per reports, has said, “He had proposed to the survivor and she had rejected him. But he blackmailed her saying he had her explicit videos. The survivor is also pregnant”.
ACP also added that the accused, Bhargav, has been produced before the Judicial Magistrate, and has now been sent for judicial remand until the 3rd of May. A white-coloured Nissan vehicle and a mobile phone which belong to the accused has already been confiscated by the police.
Apart from this, the police have also warned people against sharing pictures of the rape survivor on the social media websites and applications.
The police has said that strict action will be taken against such acts.
Fun Bucket Bhargav rose to the heights of popularity with his comic TikTok videos that had the “Oh my God! Oh my God!” line which subsequently grabbed by brands such as Twitter, Swiggy, and several others.
The sexual assault came out in the open when the minor girl’s family lodged a formal complaint with the Pendurthi police station under the Visakhapatnam commissionerate on April 16. The complaint was filed after the family realised that the rape survivor is four months pregnant.