Aariful Malik (27) has been arrested in Indore, MP for blackmailing and threatening a Hindu woman colleague for marriage, reports Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar.
In her complaint, the woman stated that she and her senior colleague were working in an eyewear company since one year. Everyone in the company addressed him as ‘Malik saheb’ so she was not aware of his real identity at the time.
Soon, they got into a relationship and the accused raped her based on a promise to marry. When the woman’s family decided to find out more about the accused’s family, they found that he is a Muslim whose real name is Aariful Malik.
The woman immediately broke off all communication with the accused, and blocked his mobile number. But he managed to find out her email id and started sending her blackmail emails. He threatened to make some of her intimate photos viral and demanded that she marry him. He also threatened to kill her family members and tried to extort INR 2 lakhs from her. He also hacked her Facebook account and changed the password.
Although his mobile was switched off making it difficult to trace his whereabouts, police managed to track Mali kdown within 24 hours of the complaint being lodged.