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Woman asks man to pay Rs 10 lakh or face rape charge, arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

A woman has been arrested in for allegedly blackmailing a man and threatening to implicate him in a false case if he did not pay Rs 10 lakh to her, police said Monday.

The incident was reported from Lakhnawali village, under police station limits, and the accused was arrested Sunday, police said.

The accused and the complainant were friends for some time and she had asked for money from him on multiple occasions citing various reasons, a said.

On October 11, the man approached police claiming that the woman had demanded Rs 10 lakh from him and threatened to implicate him in a false case if he did not pay the money, Station House Officer, Surajpur, Muneesh Chauhan said.

An FIR was lodged and the matter was probed following which an investigation was conducted during which text messages shared between them were also reviewed, he said.

She was charged under the Indian Penal Code Sections 388 (extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, etc) and 506 (criminal intimidation), Chauhan said.

The SHO said the woman was produced in the court which remanded her in judicial custody.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 16:20 IST