Youth held trying to extort Rs 2 lakh from girl

Mumbai: Ganesh Dadare, from Kalyan in Mumbai has been arrested by police for allegedly trying to extort Rs 2 lakh from a female friend by blackmailing her. 26-year-old Ganesh allegedly blackmailed a 22-year-old and demanded Rs2 lakh for not circulating a photo of hers on social media. The accused had also allegedly stalked her and molested her outside her residence.

An officer said “The accused sent the victim the picture of hers on Facebook with the threat of making it viral if she did not give him Rs2 lakh. Later, he stalked her and molested her beneath her building. When she managed to escape, he went upstairs and abused her in front of her neighbhours.The victim approached us to file a formal complaint and we took the youth in custody. He has confessed to the crime; we are recording his statement.

We have registered a case under sections 354 (molestation), 354(D) (stalking), 385 (extortion), 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.”