Man poses as bizman, blackmails girl

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The accused who lived near her house, knew about it. He sent her an email inviting her to Hong Kong Musical Festival and obtained her personal details. The accused befriended her and they started chatting online. 

Pune: A 47-year-old driver from the neighbourhood of a girl allegedly impersonated as a handsome businessman from Singapore, and harassed the girl after blackmailing her with nude photos. They were in contact for the last one-and-half-year. 

After getting fed up with the harassment, the 24-year-old girl lodged a complaint with the Kothrud police station. Police officials said that the girl is a singer. 

The accused who lived near her house, knew about it. He sent her an email inviting her to Hong Kong Musical Festival and obtained her personal details. The accused befriended her and they started chatting online. 

He had claimed that he is a businessman from Singapore and has kept a photo of a handsome man as a profile photo. Later, he proposed to marry her which she readily accepted. They had also done a video chat but the accused never showed his face on one pretext or the other. 

According to the police, once when the phone of the girl had developed a snag, he had made her download a spy app under the pretext of getting the phone repaired online. However, he hacked her phone and got all photos and details from there.

He then later, started blackmailing the girl with her nude photos.

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