Teenaged girls among 6 held for honey-trap plot

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Five girls, aged be­tween 18 and 20 years, have been ap­pre­hended for al­legedly try­ing to honey-trap a 30year-old man af­ter be­friend­ing him on Face­book. A youth (23) has also been caught for try­ing to ex­tort the vic­tim by pos­ing as a po­lice­man.

The vic­tim told po­lice that one of the girls had sent him a mes­sage say­ing she had shared his phone num­ber with a friend as she wanted to in­ter­act with him. Af­ter a few min­utes, he had got a call from the sec­ond girl, who chat­ted with him for hours. They then de­cided to meet at a park in north­east Delhi’s Shah­dara on Wed­nes­day.

Af­ter reach­ing the spot near Mansarovar Park, the girl told the man that they

The vic­tim, who was locked in a room, said the girls told him that ei­ther he pay 50,000 or they would tell po­lice that he had sex­u­ally as­saulted a mi­nor

should go to a nearby house as she would be in trou­ble if her par­ents saw her with him.

As soon as they en­tered the house, the girl locked him in a room. Soon the five girls, some of whom are school droupouts, barged into the room and threat­ened to tell po­lice that he had sex­u­ally as­saulted a mi­nor if he didn’t pay them Rs 50,000. They then snatched his be­long­ings. Soon the youth also joined them and tried to scare the vic­tim by pos­ing as a cop.

As the man was not car­ry­ing Rs 50,000, he of­fered to call a friend to ar­range the amount. But soon the gang started drag­ging the man out­side, claim­ing he was be­ing taken to a po­lice sta­tion. As the man re­sisted, a scuf­fle en­sued.

In the mean­time, passersby had gath­ered near the house and one of them in­formed the cops. All of them were taken to a nearby po­lice sta­tion where they re­vealed their iden­ti­ties.

The girls and the youth have ad­mit­ted that they had tried to ex­tort the man, a po­lice source said.

An ex­tor­tion case has been reg­is­tered based on the vic­tim’s state­ment and the cops are ques­tion­ing the ac­cused about kid­nap­ping and rob­bing the man. Po­lice are also ver­i­fy­ing the girls’ ages.

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