Bengaluru: Two bankers blackmail woman friend for iPhone

Bengaluru: A techie got the shock of her life when she checked her Instagram account. She saw a message from an account and her nude videos. She rushed to city cyber crime police and lodged a complaint. After a detailed investigation the police arrested two of her friends, who worked at a private bank as deputy managers, had recorded the victim’s private moments. 

The police said the accused Abhishek Kumar Jha (24), a resident of Murugeshpalya and hailing from Darbhanga in Bihar and his friend Gaurav Choudhary (26), a resident of Hongasandra and hailing from UP, created fake Instagram account and sent part of the video clip and blackmailed their colleague for two iPhone X mobile phones as ransom.

The police who had registered a complaint in this regard tracked the accused through the IP address and arrested them. Abhishek is a Deputy Manager with Kotak Mahindra Bank in Giri Nagar branch while Gaurav is a Deputy Manager at Bommasandra Branch. The police said that the duo were close friends of the victim and visited her occasionally. Recently, they had left a camera at her house in which her private moments with her boyfriend were captured.

The duo later created a fake Instagram “Baby Ur Gone” account and sent the victim a snapshot of the video. They threatened her to release the video on porn sites as well as to her parents if she did not get them iPhone X mobile phones.

However, the police arrested the accused on Thursday and booked them under the Information Technology Act and remanded them to judicial custody. 

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