New Delhi: A 26-year-old man was arrested from Kerala for allegedly blackmailing and trying to extort Rs 8 lakh from a woman using her morphed pictures and videos, police said Wednesday.
The accused, Akhil Ajayan, had sent the woman’s morphed pictures and videos to her father and relatives, and threatened to upload them on porn websites, a senior police officer said.
According to a complaint lodged by the woman’s father, Ajayan had befriended his daughter on Facebook and started blackmailing her after morphing her pictures, the officer said. “Police analysed the location of the accused person and arrested him from Kollam district in Kerala,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) Anyesh Roy said.
During investigation, it was revealed that Ajayan, who used to work as a manager at a petrol pump, had also befriended other women, including a Brazilian national, through social media, the DCP said.
He had visited Turkey earlier this year to meet the Brazilian woman and had taken 6,000 USD from her, Roy said.
The accused, who did his graduation in English from Kollam in Kerala, had planned to settle in Brazil after taking Rs 8 lakh from the complainant’s daughter, police said.
Two mobile phones, one laptop, and other devices were seized from his possession, police added.