B’luru: Man, who blackmailed woman with nude photos, video apprehended

08:13 PM Mar 04, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: As the internet extends its reach, the incidents of cybercrimes are increasing day after day. Cyber Economics and Narcotics Crimes (CEN) cops arrested a man, in Bengaluru on Friday, for reportedly blackmailing women online using their bare-skinned photos adn videos.


According to IANS, the accused, identified as Prashanth (31) of Vijayapura district,  blackmailed women with their nude selfies, photos, and extorted money.

According to the police, the accused used to give a missed call and send a message to women randomly. When the women called back he would sweet talk with them and apologize for giving a missed call or sending a message. Whoever continued chatting with him, he trapped those women into relationships and had an affair with them. Later, he would capture the intimate moments on his mobile and blackmail them for money.

The police said that Prashanth is a school dropout and was involved in agriculture in Vijayapura. He had made it a habit to trap women and blackmail them for money.

The CEN sleuths who received a complaint from a 30-year-old woman from Bengaluru, have arrested the accused and seized his mobile.


Prashant had given a missed call to the complainant five months ago. When the victim called him back, he sweet-talked her and started sending messages to her. They started exchanging messages on Whatsapp. He promised to marry her, the report added.

The victim was ensnared by his words. Prashanth coaxed her to send her nude selfie videos and photos to his mobile and assured her there would be no problem as he was going to marry her.

Believing him, the victim sent her nude videos and photos to him. As soon as he got her videos, he started threatening her. He told the woman that she should give him money whenever he wanted and if she refused, her photos would go viral on social media.

Meanwhile, to scare her further he forcibly took her password for Facebook and uploaded her indecent picture and got Rs 7,000 from her. Later, he deleted the picture. On different occasions, he extorted Rs 50,000 from the victim, IANS report said.

The woman finally approached the police and they arrested Prashanth in Vijayapura. The accused was arrested earlier also on the same charges.

(With inputs from IANS)


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