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Woman threatens to implicate man in fake rape case, arrested in Mathura

Police said the woman and the man used to talk to over the phone and had met at a hotel recently.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2018 21:08 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mathura
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The woman was allegedly demanding Rs 35 lakh from the man.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A woman and her accomplice have been arrested in Mathura district for allegedly trying to extort Rs 35 lakh from a man by threatening to implicate him in a fake rape case, a police official said on Friday.

The woman, a resident of Alwar, and the man used to talk on phone. After two months of telephone conversation, they met at a hotel in Vrindavan recently, the official said.

After a few days, a person claiming to be her lawyer asked the man to pay Rs 35 lakh or he would implicate him in a fake rape case, the official said, adding the woman has a history of extorting money from men threatening to frame them in such cases.

The man’s family initially agreed to pay Rs 25 lakh to close the matter, but later they reported the case to police.

Police laid a trap and called the woman again to Vrindavan, from where she and her accomplice were arrested.

Another person accompanying her managed to escape, the official said.

First Published: Apr 27, 2018 21:06 IST