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Executive accused of 'online rape', extorted

Executive accused of 'online rape', extorted

NOIDA: A 27-year-old executive with a Gurugram-based finance company was allegedly forced to pay Rs 5,000 by a woman who honeytrapped him into making a video call where he had removed all his clothes. The woman allegedly threatened to lodge a case of “online rape” and circulate the recorded video online if the executive did not pay up.
The revelation comes weeks after a DRDO scientist was honeytrapped and held hostage in a Noida hotel by a gang that asked his wife to pay Rs 10 lakh.
The finance executive had come in contact with the woman after opening an account with a dating app last month.
The woman, he alleged, approached the executive and they exchanged numbers after a few chats. One day, she allegedly persuaded him to make the video call and recorded it. DCP (Noida) Rajesh S said the executive had removed his clothes during the call.
“Soon after I hung up, I got a call and a WhatsApp video message. The video had my picture taken from the call and there was a caption saying that I had raped the woman online. They threatened to make the video public if I did not pay them,” he said.
In the complaint lodged at Sector 39 police station, the executive alleged that the accused had asked him to pay Rs 5,100 if he did not want the video to be uploaded on Facebook, Instragram and YouTube.
Soon after he had made the payment, they demanded Rs 5,100 more for deleting the clip that they claimed had already been uploaded online. This time, the man asked the accused to share the video’s link and refused to make any payment. He also blocked the WhatsApp number with which he had been contacted.
An FIR has been lodged at Sector 39 police station under IPC sections 384 (extortion) and relevant provisions of IT Act. A copy of the complaint has also been forwarded to the cyber cell. There is no separate IPC section for “online rape”.

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