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Kundapur : Cops launch search for blackmail gang which victimised youth

Kundapur : Cops launch search for blackmail gang which victimised youth

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, Jan 28, 2015: The Kundapur police have arrested two persons in connection with a shocking case of alleged blackmail of a youth  by demanding  a cash of Rs 10 lakh from the latter after threatening to upload a photo of him kissing a girl, on social sites. It is learnt there are a total of six accused including a young woman in the case.

girishThe victim is Shashank. It is learnt the gang of five  had  resorted to the act owing to a previous enmity with Shashank when they were all working in a hotel at Ramadurga.

 It is learnt, the gang had first made a young woman from Basrur give a missed call to Shashank. However when he did not respond to  the same, she started sending him SMSes. Finally when an unknowing Shashank  responded,she asked him to come to Herikere on BH road. No sooner Shashank saw her, the five youngsters accosted him and forced  Shashank to lock lips with the  young woman. It is said Shashank, finding no other way did so and the same was videographed by the accused who later demanded Rs 10 lakhs  if he did not want them to upload the video on social sites. The incident is learnt to have taken place on January 21. Shashank had then reportedly managed to escape from their clutches, though  they had snatched his cheque book and documents pertaining to his two-wheeler.

It is said the gang once again accosted him the next day and threatened him following  which Shashank lodged a police complaint.

It is said Girish from Kalthodu near Byndoor is the prime accused in the case and  that both Girish and Shashank had a fight while working in a hotel at Ramadurga some years ago.

The other accused have been identified as   Sandeep, Ramesh and Gururaj. Police have launched a search for the remaining accused.

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