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Mumbai: Man poses as woman on Facebook, extorts money

The accused threatened to circulate screenshots of their chats to the WhatsApp group of the housing society and demanded Rs 10,000 from the complainant.

PTI Reported By: PTI Mumbai Published on: August 03, 2022 4:00 IST
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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 messages with him, an official from Kasturba Marg police station said.

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