An interesting case of honey trap has surfaced, when Gurugram Police arrested a man and a woman who were involved in extorting money from another man. The victim had filed a complained at DLF Phase-3 Police Station on Wednesday.
The accused have been identified as Benita Kumari and Mahesh Phogat.
As per the Gurugram Police, the victim met the Kumari on the Bumble App(a dating app). They decided to meet in a hotel located in Sector-23, Gurugram on May 28, the woman encouraged the victim for booze but he refused to drink beer and came out of the hotel immediately as he realized something was wrong.
After sometime, the woman called the victim with motive to blackmail, she threatened the victim to file a false case against him based on misbehaved and molestation in Police station. Thereafter, to settle the case with the victim, she along with her companion demanded Rs 5 lakh from the victim and after negotiation it was finally settled for Rs 2 lakh.
On Wednesday, the victim gave Rs 50,000 to Phogat and assured him to give the rest of money in the evening. The victim realized he is getting trapped into something big, he went to DLF Phase-3 Police station and lodged a complaint.
The unusual case required different techniques to crack this case, the police laid a trap and arrested the man red-handed from Moulsari market near Sai temple while taking the remaining amount and also recovered Rs 50,000 which was earlier extorted by the duo criminals. After Phogat’s disclosure, police nabbed Kumari from U-Block of DLF Phase-3 in Gurugram on Wednesday.
Vikas Kaushik, ACP (DLF) said both the accused became friend in Gurugram and planned to commit crimes. The woman works as an advisor in private IT company and Mahesh other accused runs an NGO in Delhi.
Kaushik said, both of them were running this racket to cheat people through dating App. They call their targets to the hotel and blackmail them to extort money from victims. The woman has filed fake molestation and rape cases against almost five people.
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