Indore: A woman and three others including her husband were arrested for attempting to blackmail a resident of Ujjain for Rs 5 lakhs with the threat that they would implicate him in a false rape case if he failed to pay.
IT ALL STARTED WITH A MISSED CALL
The victim approached MIG police station and lodged a complaint on Thursday in which he said that he had received a missed call notification on his mobile phone. He later made a phone call to the number and a woman named Pinky (named changed) told him that she had mistakenly made the call to him. But the woman reportedly started talking to him over the phone. Later, she befriended him and they started talking frequently.
ASKED VICTIM TO HER ROOM
Investigating officer SI Manish Lahore from MIG police station said that the complainant is a farmer and he often visits the city for mandi work on Thursday. He came to the city to sell onions on Thursday when the girl talked to him and told him to come and meet her at her place.
HUSBAND, OTHERS HOLD HIM CAPTIVE, DEMAND RS 5 Lakh
The complainant reached her room when Pinky’s husband Sanju along with Ravi Jariya, Banesing Chouhan and Shahrukh reached there. They held him captive there and threatened to implicate him in a rape case. The complainant got scared and the accused demanded Rs 5 lakhs from him and later settled for Rs 2 lakh, and took Rs 30,000 that he had with him. The victim promised to pay the remaining within a few days. But, he went to the police station and lodged a complaint.
Police said the gang first lures the victim by making the woman gang member befriend him and then blackmails him. While three have been arrested, Shahrukh is absconding. Sanju and the other accused are drivers by profession. Banesingh has a previous fraud case registered against him in Ujjain.