Sextortion Gang Dupes Man of Rs 78,000: Police Investigation Underway

A sextortion gang allegedly swindled a man of Rs 78,000. The victim received a nude video call from a girl and was subsequently coerced into paying money by an impersonator posing as a crime branch officer. An FIR was registered, and police are currently investigating.

PTI | Gurugram | Updated: 13-06-2024 18:06 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 18:06 IST
Sextortion Gang Dupes Man of Rs 78,000: Police Investigation Underway
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In a recent case of sextortion, a man was allegedly duped out of Rs 78,000, police reported on Thursday.

The victim, in his complaint, stated that on April 30, he received a video call from a girl who was nude on WhatsApp. She persuaded him to undress during the call and secretly recorded the act.

"Soon after, I got a call from someone claiming to be a crime branch officer who demanded Rs 20,000, threatening to circulate my nude video clip on social media," the complaint reads. "I complied, but then he demanded an additional Rs 58,999 to delete the clip. Fearing further exposure, I transferred the amount. Realizing I was duped, I approached the police," the victim added.

An FIR has been filed under IPC sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating) at the cyber crime division of the west police station, according to authorities.

A senior police officer mentioned that efforts are ongoing to trace the accused.

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