Pune: Married man seeking gay relationship lured by four suspects, robbed of 81 thousand by threatening to make video viral

Salil Urunkar
Monday, 31 August 2020

According to police, the complainant had gotten married a few years back. A few days ago, he had downloaded a gay dating app on his mobile. The complainant then started chatting with unknown persons on the app.
 

Pune: A 34-year-old married man from Dhayari seeking gay relationship was beaten up and robbed by four suspects after threatening to make his video viral. The man and the suspects were introduced to each other through a mobile application for gays. The incident took place on August 9 in Dhayari area, but the complainant fearing defamation of family lodged the complaint late.

According to police, the complainant had gotten married a few years back. A few days ago, he had downloaded a gay dating app on his mobile. The complainant then started chatting with unknown persons on the app.

One day he received a friend request from a man named Ravi. The complainant immediately accepted the friend request. The two then started chatting. Ravi gave the complainant the address of a room in the Nanded village area to meet. Accordingly, the complainant went to the said location in Chavan Nagar area of Nanded on August 9.

While they were making out, three people barged into the room. Ravi too had conspired with the suspects and made a video of the complainant in a compromising position. He was then beaten up and threatened with a sword. The suspects then took the gold and silver locket from the complainant and also got Rs 81,000 transferred from Paytm and Google Pay accounts.

The suspects had taken videos of the complainant. They had threatened to make the video viral. Also, the complainant feared that if this incident is revealed to someone, then he would be defamed and his family would break away from him. After gathering courage, the complainant confided into his friend about this incident. His friend reassured him and asked him to lodge a complaint with the police. Accordingly, the complainant approached the Sinhagad police station and filed the complaint.

Take precautions while using dating apps:

  • Do not download unnecessary mobile apps
  • Be careful while accepting friend requests from strangers
  • Do not share confidential bank or personal information with others
  • Meet strangers at public or crowded places and places under CCTV surveillance
  • Do not engage in any transactions with strangers online

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