Bhubaneswar: A youth and a woman, who had befriended each other on mobile dating app Tinder a week ago, ended up filing police complaints against each other in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
It all began with a ‘match’ on Tinder between the youth, a bank employee, and the woman, a college teacher, on January 2. The two then exchanged mobile numbers the very same day.
The incident took an ugly turn after the youth alleged that the woman’s associates had kidnapped and harassed him. “After exchanging contact numbers on Tinder on January 2, we decided to meet the next day. She came to my room and we consumed liquor and had sexual intercourse. We clicked photos and made videos of our intimate moments on my mobile phone with mutual consent. Later on January 8, she called and requested me to take her to a hospital saying that she was undergoing severe headache,” he said.
“While I was taking her to the hospital on my motorcycle, her two associates intercepted the vehicle, thrashed me and forcibly took me to a house, where I was held captive for a day. They took away money and debit/credit cards from my possession, and also demanded Rs 5 lakh,” he added.
On the other hand, the woman accused the youth of “harassing” her besides taking her photos and recording her videos “without her consent” while she was “unconscious”. Refuting the allegation of abduction, she said, “I had sought help of a person for deleting the photos and videos from his mobile phone.”
Chandrasekharpur police have started an investigation into the incident and detained the two for questioning.