A Mumbai-based businessman’s 12-year-old daughter reportedly stole a sum of Rs 5 lakhs to pay her “boyfriend” who was allegedly blackmailing her. The accused man, identified only as Aman, reportedly befriended the victim, and then took her explicit pictures. He then started threatening the girl of leaking the pictures and started extorting money from her.

The matter came to the fore after the family of the 12-year-old started getting suspicious over cash and other valuables went missing from their home. The minor girl had reportedly started stealing diamond ring, gold necklace, diamond set, diamond bangles, gold chain and locket from her home. She also stole Rs 5 lakhs out of fear.

As per the cops, the accused met the minor back in 2019 when she was leaving her English medium school. He befriended her and took her to a room where he clicked some explicit pictures, which he then started using to blackmail her.

Initially, the girl didn’t reveal much about the ordeal she was going through. However, after the cops took her in confidence, she spilled the beans. Based on the minor’s disclosure, the cops booked a case of extortion and kidnapping of IPC, and under relevant sections of the POCSO Act.

The accused has since been absconding, and efforts are on to nab him.

The Facts of the Matter

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Cases of harassment by digital means are on a significant rise and one more such incident has been reported from Maharashtra’s Mumbai. In Mumbai, a man reportedly blackmailed a 12-year-old girl and extorted Rs 5 lakhs from her, along with expensive valuables and jewellery.

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Accused Befriended the Minor Victim

According to reports, the 12-year-old daughter of a businessman met the accused back in 2019 when she was leaving her English medium school. The accused was able to befriend the minor, and took her to his room in Nagpada.

There the accused took explicit pictures of the minor, which he later used to blackmail her. Fearing the worst, the girl initially stole Rs 2 lakhs from her home, and later Rs 2 lakhs to give it to the accused man.

The accused continued to harass and blackmail the minor with the pictures he took.

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Vicious Cycle of Blackmail Continues

The girl was forced to steal valuables and jewellery. She stole diamond ring, diamond set, diamond bangles, gold locket and chain, and other jewllery from the house to give it to the accused, whom she knew only on a first-name basis. The accused in the matter is identified as Aman.

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Family Files Complaint

When the family found the valuables missing, they started suspecting something gone awry. The family initially filed a complaint regarding a theft. However, when the cops questioned the 12-year-old girl, they couldn’t make much of the case.

It was only when the cops took the girl into confidence, that she revealed all her secrets. She also told that the accused locked her in a room once and threatened to make her pictures and videos viral.

The cops have registered a case of extortion, and kidnapping under the IPC. Further, the accused has also been booked under relevant sections of sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. A search to nab the accused is on.


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