Three persons, including a woman, have been arrested from Raroti village in Baran for allegedly extorting money from a man after threatening him of filing a false rape complaint against him, the police said today.
The accused were arrested last evening and Rs 1.3 lakh in cash, and a cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh were recovered from them, a police official said.
According to Aashish Bhargav the circle in-charge of Sadar in Baran, Jaipal Meena from Lavaniya village, in his complaint to police on Friday, said he was taken to Raroti village by one Jakir Hussain for settling his son's marriage.
Jakir introduced him to Santosh Bai Meena at her home claiming that she had daughters of marriageable age and left him there promising to return soon, the police officer said.
The woman took Meena to a room which was then bolted from outside by another person, Biram Meena.
She started behaving in objectionable manner. Later two other persons, Murari Lal Gujjar and Bhuriya Gujjar, entered the room and thrashed Meena, the complaint stated.
They demanded Rs 5 lakh from Meena and threatened to lodge a complaint of rape against him if the amount was not paid, Bhargav said.
They forced the complainant to call up his family members and bring the amount. Eventually they succeeded to extort Rs 3 lakh, in cash and cheque, the CI said.
Following the complaint, three persons - Santosh, Biram and Murari - were arrested last evening and hunt is on to nab the other accused, the police said, adding they are trying to nab the other two accused and recover the rest of the money.