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Mumbai: Man poses as woman on social media to extort money

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Mumbai, Aug 03: The Mumbai police have arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly posing as a woman on Facebook and extorting money from a man, an official said on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Man poses as woman on social media to extort money

The police on Monday arrested Sushant Talshilkar, who allegedly befriended the complainant on Facebook by posing as a woman from his housing society and exchanged obscene pictures and messaged with him, an official from Kasturba Marg police station said, according to news agency PTI.

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The accused then threatened to circulate the screenshots of their chats to the WhatsApp group of the housing society and demanded ₹ 10,000 from the complainant, he said.

Even after the victim paid the accused, the latter sent him a threatening message, the official said.

The arrested accused has been booked on the charges of extortion and other relevant provisions of the IPC, he added.

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