Young man from Dighi area commits suicide after being scammed in a sextortion case

Young man from Dighi area commits suicide after being scammed in a sextortion case

Young man from Dighi area commits suicide after being scammed in a sextortion case

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The incident occurred when an anonymous lady took a video call with the man and altered it to look lewd. After that, she threatened to make the changed photo viral if her demands were not fulfilled and demanded Rs 51 lakh from him.

A young man from Dighi committed suicide after being the target of a complex sextortion scam in which he was threatened and blackmailed by anonymous people. The incident occurred when an anonymous lady took a video call with the man and altered it to look lewd. After that, she threatened to make the altered photo viral if her demands were not fulfilled and demanded Rs 51 lakh from him.

The victim’s brother made a complaint to the Dighi police station on May 21, and as a result, Suraj Kumar (complete name and residence unknown) and six cell phone holders were named in the case. It has made headlines as it turns out that the man killed himself because he was afraid of being embarrassed in front of others. 

Vijay Dhamal, Senior Police Inspector, at Dighi police station said, “A man was harassed by extortionists who demanded Rs 51 lakh and threatened to expose his morphed image online. The victim initially paid Rs 10,000 but the demands continued, causing mental stress. Unable to bear the harassment, he committed suicide by hanging himself and a case has been registered against six people.”

Cybercriminals often use morphed images and videos to extort money, making victims anxious. To avoid panic, refrain from responding to cybercriminals, and only respond to calls or messages if you call them yourself or make a demand.

Collect all evidence, including call/chat history and payment history, and do not delete any evidence. Report to the nearest cyber police station or local police station, and don’t hide anything from the police.

To report a cybercrime, call the helpline 1930 or register on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal. Remember to remain calm and not to hide anything from the police.

https://cybercrime.gov.in