12 December 2019
Jharsuguda: A youth has been arrested for blackmailing a married woman after befriending her on Facebook by creating different fake IDs on the social networking website.
Reportedly, the accused identified as Soumya Ranjan Sethi of Dhenkanal had created three fake IDs on Facebook under female names and had befriended the married woman from Jharsuguda.
Unaware about the person behind the fake IDs, the woman had shared her personal details with him.
Following it, Sethi created another fake ID under a male name and befriended the woman again. During the course of time, he collected more details about her relationship with her husband and also collected her photos.
He later started blackmailing the woman to leave her husband and come to stay with him. He even sent some morphed photos to her husband and friends to put pressure on her.
It was after her husband lodged a complaint at Badmal Police Station in Jharsuguda, police initiated a probe and nabbed the youth from Dhenkanal. They also seized three mobile phones and various identity cards from his possession.