IAS aspirant aged 26 hangs himself after sextortion by a girl in Facebook: Bengaluru

  • | Wednesday | 7th April, 2021

The KR Puram Police who initially registered a case of unnatural death changed it from a case of extortion, criminal intimidation, and abetment to suicide against five suspects named by the youth’s sister on April 3.    

26-year-old civil services aspirant hanged himself to death after he was allegedly blackmailed by cybercriminals who got acquainted with him on Facebook. The victim, also an MBA graduate, was found hanging at his Bhattarahalli residence near KR Puram on March 23. While no suicide note was left, it was his elder sister who found that her brother was being blackmailed by the cybercriminals.

Police sources said that the victim`s sister found a note on FB messenger sent by one Neha Sharma.

In her complaint, she wrote, "The person asked for my brother’s mobile number. I gave my nephew’s number and said it was my brother’s. Later, a person identifying himself as Tejas Ramesh Bhai, brother of Neha Sharma, started messaging my nephew and the messages clearly showed they were blackmailing my brother."

It is alleged that the victim coughed up Rs. 36,000 a day before he took his life. He had accepted a Facebook friend request sent by a stranger named Neha Sharma.

He started chatting with her who later made a video call to him, removed her clothes, and asked him to undress to which he complied, police said.

This video was recorded and was used to blackmail him. The cybercriminals threatened to release the video to his friends. The victim then borrowed money from his friends to pay them on March 22, police added.

With this information, the sister checked the account statement and found six transactions done on March 22.


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