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HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014

Man films city bizman in nude, held for trying to extort money

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 15, 2013
First Published: 01:38 IST(15/2/2013) | Last Updated: 01:39 IST(15/2/2013)

A 24-year-old management graduate from Ahmedabad was arrested by the Mumbai police crime branch on Thursday for trying to extort money from a city-based businessman after recording him in the nude using a webcam.

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The accused, Nikhil Lala, posed as a woman on a messenger group to befriend the victim and then used an UK-based website to blackmail him. 

Lala created fake email IDs and used them to chat with the victim on Yahoo messenger, said inspector Nandkumar Gopale.

The accused pretended to be a girl and video taped his victim in the nude during one of their chats. He then asked the businessman for money by threaten-ing to upload the pictures online.


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