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Unknown Woman pleads for virtual sex, extorts thousands from victim for nude video

A woman allegedly extorted money from a 25-year-old private company employee in Uttan, Bhayandar. The woman asked him to go nude during a WhatsApp video call for virtual sex. However, the woman recorded the video call and started blackmailing him. The victim alleged that the accused has extorted Rs 37,000 from him. When she increased the demands, the victim approached the Uttan Coastal Police Station and complained about the fraud.

The victim received a call from an unknown woman in July, proposing that the two become friends. Soon the duo started participating in video chats. In the first week of August, the woman told the victim that she was in love with him. She asked him to start virtual sex with her.

During a video chat, the woman asked the victim to go nude and she recorded the screen. After this, a partner of the woman called the young man and personated as CBI officer. He said that your nude videos had been put on YouTube. If you want to remove it, you have to pay the money. The accused slowly extorted Rs 37,000 on the pretext of removing the video. However, the demands continued.

The man had transferred the money to an e-wallet number that the woman had given him. Later, she demanded Rs 50,000 from him.

Police registered case

Then the victim approached the Uttan Coastal Police. A case under sections 384 (extortion), 419 (cheating by personation) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) have registered against the ‘Sonam Rani’ and ‘Mahendra Kumar’.

“We suspect a gang is operating using the same modus operandi. We traced the phone is operational from Surat,” said Satish Nikam, Senior PI, Uttan Coastal Police Station.

Due to the lockdown, fraudsters have adopted this method of extorting money from people as the victims have plenty of free time at their disposal, said the officer.

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