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Father-son booked for harassing 23-yr-old woman, her father

Press Trust of India  |  Phagwara (Pb) 

A father-son duo have been booked under charges of kidnapping and theft for allegedly abducting their relative's daughter and posting her obscene picture on Internet to extort money.

Police today identified the accused as -- Raja Angrish and his father Rajesh Angrish.

Bharat Bhushan, a native of Navi Mandi area here, complained to police last night alleging that the duo hatched a conspiracy in which Raja clandestinely clicked obscene pictures of photograph of daughter, who is Raja's cousin, police said.

He then started blackmailing her, threatening her to post the picture on Internet if she did not cough out hefty amount, they said.

Bhushan alleged that Raja and his father squeezed out Rs 12 lakh and 300 grams worth of gold ornaments from her.

Raja was brought home for taking care by Bhushan after the former's mother passed away. Raja is son of Bhushan's brother-in-law Rajesh, police said.

But Raja and Rajesh had an evil eye on his Bhushan's property for which they hatched the plot, they said.

They also stole an fixed deposit of Rs 50 lakh but could not encash it as the bank was informed in time, the complainant alleged.

Bhushan further claimed that on March 20, last year, his daughter was misled and taken to Chandigarh where she was drugged by the duo, he said.

"I kept running from pillar to post in search of my missing daughter when one day Rajesh rang me up and claimed that his son Raja had married my daughter," he told police.

The daughter returned home on April 23 after which Raja and Rajesh started blackmailing and demanded Rs 25 lakh, failing to which, they posted the obscene picture on Internet, police said.

Based on the complaint, a case under IPC sections 379 (punishment for theft), 380 (theft in a dwelling house), 384 (punishment for extortion), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), and relevant sections of the IT Act was registered against the duo, they said, adding no arrests have been made so far.

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First Published: Tue, January 10 2017. 20:29 IST