A 57-year-old senior executive of a housing finance company in Mumbai was allegedly duped out of Rs 2.06 lakh after a woman and others threatened to make his video, shot in a compromising position, go viral on social media, police said Thursday. .
One of the blackmailers also posed as a Delhi police officer, they said.
Last Saturday, the man received a WhatsApp message asking if he was interested in “video sex”, a Bandra police station official said.
When the man agreed, he received a video call showing a woman in a compromising position, and he was then asked to undress.
Later, the man started receiving various calls from some people, threatening to inform his family about his video being shot in a bad condition, the official said.
Another person, who identified himself as Vikram Rathod and who works with the criminal branch of the Delhi police, also allegedly threatened to entrap the man in this regard, the official said.
A woman also called the man and said she would make his video go viral on social media if he did not pay the amount demanded by them.
The victim allegedly paid Rs 2.06 lakh to the gang members, the police official said.
But, as they kept asking for more money, he went to the police and filed a complaint.
The police registered a case against unidentified persons under the relevant provisions, the official said.
No arrests have been made so far. Police are investigating the case, he added.
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