Mumbai: retired university director threatened by woman with WhatsApp video
A 77-year-old retired college principal filed an FIR alleging that a woman he met on social media made several video calls to him, committed obscene acts and then claimed that she did. had recorded watching it and threatened to post the video on social media. media and among family and friends.
The complainant filed the FIR on Saturday with the Khar police station. He told police he is active on Facebook, where he writes a blog.
Earlier this month, the complainant was away on vacation with his family. Around this time, he received a Facebook friend request from a woman who, according to his profile, ran a beauty salon. The woman asked for his phone number but he denied it. The woman then sent her number and called for her number again.
The complainant then shared his cell phone number and, within five minutes, received a WhatsApp message asking if she could make a video call to him.
After returning home, he received a video call from her on WhatsApp at night. The woman was partially naked and, seeing this, the complainant cut the call.
The woman then asked him to send Rs 249 for the prepaid cell phone bill. He sent the money. A few days later, she again made a video call where she was partially naked. The complainant cut the call, but continued to make the video calls.
The next day he got a WhatsApp message from her saying that she made a video of him during their video call and that she would send the video to his wife, kids and everyone on Facebook and defame him. The complainant then turned to the police.
An FIR has been registered under section 420 (cheating), 507 (Criminal intimidation by anonymous communication) of the IPC and 67 (publication or transmission of obscene material in electronic form) of the Computer Act.