Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Apr 28:
Ollywood choreographer Lubun Sen was on Monday night arrested on charges of blackmailing a girl from Odisha’s Deogarh district.
Commissionerate police arrested the well-known Ollywood music video director, actor and choreographer from his Cuttack residence.
An FIR was registered at CDA Phase-II police station in Cuttack for allegedly blackmailing a girl to extort money from her. Following the complaint, police detained Lubun Sen for interrogation and later arrested him.
“A person from Deogarh has filed an FIR with us alleging the choreographer of threatening the girl over phone. He was threatening her to break her marriage alliances. Besides, he was also asking for money. Prima facie, he has threatened the girl. He has also threatened the girl’s father,” Cuttack ACP, Satyanarayan Behera said.
The choreographer had reportedly floated an organisation some months ago seeking aspiring talents for upcoming movie ventures. He used to meet the applicants from across the state to test their acting skills.
The accused had shortlisted the victim, who has worked as album artist, to give her an acting break in movies.
Few months ago, he had invited the victim for shooting at a house in sector 10 under CDA area. Before reaching the location, he had allegedly offered her beverages laced with intoxicant following which she fell unconscious. Taking advantage of the situation, he allegedly shot her nude pictures after raping her.
When she gathered herself after regaining consciousness, the victim confronted with her director who in turn asked her to concentrate on her acting career leaving behind the past. She left the location without going ahead with the project.
However, the director allegedly made calls to her on the pretext of shooting which she turned down. When she refused to entertain his calls, he threatened to upload the pictures and videos on internet.
Her family members alleged that the director played a role in breaking the marriage alliances recently.
Besides, he had demanded Rs 2 lakh in exchange of the sex videos and photographs. Apparently unnerved by the threatening calls, she paid him some money not to malign her character, reports said.
The upcoming actress lodged a complaint with the police after she came to know that the director had allegedly shown the nude pictures to her friends.
Following this, police called Lubun Sen to police station for interrogation following which he was arrested later on Monday night.
Meanwhile, police are investigating into the matter to dig deep into the matter.
Notably, the Lubun-Tubun brothers are popular in the music video album industry and have acted and directed in several albums.