Bank staff in Mumbai held for harassing co-worker
A private bank employee has been arrested by the Mumbai crime branch for allegedly harassing one of his female colleagues and trying to extort ₹15 lakh by threatening to throw acid on her mother if she failed to pay the amount.
According to the police, the 32-year-old Dahisar resident resorted to these tactics after the woman rejected his marriage proposal.
The first threatening note received by the victim was on January 25 which warned that he would kill her mother if she failed to pay ₹15 lakh in 10 days.
The second similar letter on February 12 threatened to throw acid on her and her mother’s face. On May 23, the accused again threatened to shoot her mother and circulate sensitive photos of her on the Internet, if the amount of ransom was not paid, said a police official.
The victim approached the Dahisar police on June 9 and lodged a complaint after she received many threatening calls between May 28 and June 9, said a police official.
Unit 12 of the Mumbai crime branch then started a parallel investigation into the complaint leading to the identification of the accused, said police inspector Sunil Jadhav, in-charge of unit 12.