A 37-year-old journalist was blackmailed by an unidentified person after he indulged in virtual sex through an online dating site. The blackmailer sent him a video of the incident and demanded 11 thousand rupees, failing which; they threatened to make video public.
According to police information, the journalist is associated with a reputed news network and lives with his wife in the Mira Road area. It is learnt that his wife was pregnant and had gone to her maternal home. Since he was alone, he downloaded a dating app and texted a girl with the intent of virtual sex.
Later that night, he received a call pertaining to his dating site activities. The caller offered him 30 minutes of cybersex for Rs.500. The victim agreed. On August 23rd he twice indulged in online sex via video call.
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The next day, he received the same video on his WhatsApp. Immediately after, he received couple of messages in which the girl demanded Rs 11,000 to delete the video, failing which she also threatened him to make the video public.
The victim approached the Mira road police station for the help. “We have registered the case against the unknown accused under section 384 (commits extortion), 506(criminal intimidation) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC and have begun the investigation,” said an officer from the police station.
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