Police say that the complainant’s phone display got damaged in December 2019
Police say that the complainant’s phone display got damaged in December 2019|Representational image
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Pune woman sends pvt pics to social media friend; man demands Rs 40k to delete them

According to the woman, she accidentally shared those pics and videos as her phone display was damaged

Amlan Jyoti Das

Amlan Jyoti Das

Guwahati: On Sunday, a 27-year-old medical practitioner lodged a complaint against her social media friend in Pune saying that he tried to extort Rs 40,000 from her by blackmailing her with her private pictures and videos.

The woman is a resident of Karve Nagar locality in Maharashtra’s Pune. She, in her complaint to Warje Police, stated that she had accidentally sent some private photos and videos to the alleged man when her phone display was damaged.

The friend in question is someone whom the complainant got connected to on a social networking site a year ago. The two bonded and even exchanged their contact numbers. According to the medical practitioner, she had never met the man in person and that his real name is also not known to her.

After she accidentally shared those pictures and videos, the man allegedly began threatening her stating that he would circulate them on social media if she does not pay him Rs 40,000. Police say that the complainant’s phone display got damaged in December 2019. According to her the phone’s touch sense pad stopped functioning properly.

It was due to this reason that she accidentally shared the pictures and videos. Subsequently, the alleged man then began blackmailing her with the intent of extorting the said money.

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