Mumbai: Man poses as woman on social media to extort money




Mumbai,
Aug
03:

The
Mumbai
police
have
arrested
a
29-year-old
man
for
allegedly
posing
as
a
woman
on
Facebook
and
extorting
money
from
a
man,
an
official
said
on
Tuesday.

The
police
on
Monday
arrested
Sushant
Talshilkar,
who
allegedly
befriended
the
complainant
on
Facebook
by
posing
as
a
woman
from
his
housing
society
and
exchanged
obscene
pictures
and
messaged
with
him,
an
official
from
Kasturba
Marg
police
station
said,
according
to
news
agency
PTI.

The
accused
then
threatened
to
circulate
the
screenshots
of
their
chats
to
the
WhatsApp
group
of
the
housing
society
and
demanded

10,000
from
the
complainant,
he
said.

Even
after
the
victim
paid
the
accused,
the
latter
sent
him
a
threatening
message,
the
official
said.

The
arrested
accused
has
been
booked
on
the
charges
of
extortion
and
other
relevant
provisions
of
the
IPC,
he
added.



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