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Facebook friend tries to extort money: Delhi woman

PTI  New Delhi, October 05, 2013
First Published: 21:12 IST(5/10/2013) | Last Updated: 21:15 IST(5/10/2013)

A 39-year-old woman has alleged that a youth from Ludhiana was trying to extort money from her and threatening to harm her family after she befriended him on a social networking website, police said on Saturday.

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According to police, Menaka Verma, who lives with her husband and two children in Dwarka, has charged that one Angad Gill, who hails from Ludhiana district, threatened to kill her family and embarrass her with "made-up" stories.

Menaka told police that she became a Facebook friend with Gill some time ago. Soon, they started to chat as friends during which Gill told her that he was planning to shift to Delhi for work. He later came to Delhi and rented a house at Dwarka Sector-6, police said.

Later, Gill told her that he had run out of cash and sought financial help from Menaka. Initially, she helped him but soon realised that he was making money from her and not planning to work, said a police official.

When she refused to lend any further money to him, Gill returned to Ludhiana but kept demanding money from her.

Recently, Gill had asked Rs. 1.5 lakh from Menaka, failing which he allegedly threatened to kill her family.

"We have registered a case of extortion attempt and criminal intimidation and efforts are on to nab Angad," said a police official.

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