“Gujarat: Ahmedabad police arrest Ansar and Irshad for running a sextortion racket”, Opindia, April 30, 2023:
“Two individuals were arrested by Ahmedabad police from Bharatpur in Rajasthan in a sextortion case where a 37-year-old resident of Chandlodia committed suicide after succumbing to blackmail by the arrested culprits. The arrested individuals have been identified as Ansar Hussein Mev and Irshad Mev.
The deceased had already paid the culprits more than Rs 8 lakh for sextortion, but their subsequent demands forced him to take his own life since he was unable to pay huge amounts. Ansar Hussein Mev, a 33-year-old Bharatpur resident, and Irshad Mev, a Haryana native residing in Bharatpur, were both taken into custody by Ahmedabad police.
In this sextortion case, the accused were found using a fake female identity on Facebook to befriend male victims. Once the friend request is accepted, the conversation would move to Whatsapp, where the scam would take place. The accused, actually a male, would use a pre-recorded video clip of a woman undressing to lure the victim into doing the same….”
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