Friendship in ‘Tinder’ lands youth, girl in PS

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Friendship in ‘Tinder’ lands youth, girl in PS

Sunday, 12 January 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Friendship on the mobile phone dating application ‘Tinder’ has landed two working professionals in the soup in the city. Both have ended up filing counter cases with police on Friday. It all began with a ‘match’ on dating app Tinder as the youth, a bank staff, and the girl, a college Lecturer, came to know each other on the platform on January 2 and exchanged mobile phone numbers on the very day. The incident later took an ugly turn as the youth alleged that the girl’s friends kidnapped and blackmailed him for money. “After exchanging contact numbers on Tinder on January 2, we decided to meet next day. She came to my room; we consumed liquor and had a good time.  We clicked photos and made videos of our intimate moments on my mobile phone with mutual consent. Later on January 8, she telephoned me and requested me to take her to a hospital saying she was having severe headache,” he said.            

“While I was taking her to the hospital on my motorcycle, her two associates intercepted the vehicle, thrashed me and forcibly dragged me to a house, where I was held captive for a day. They took away money and debit/credit cards from my possession, and also demanded Rs 5 lakh,” he added.

On the other hand, the girl accused the youth of ‘harassing’ her besides taking her photos and recording her videos without her ‘consent’ while she was ‘unconscious’. “I had sought help of a person for deleting the photos and videos from his mobile phone,” she said and refuted the abduction allegation levelled against her by the youth.

The Chandrasekharpur police have detained the two for questioning in this connection.              

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