Woman plots own abduction to extort money from brother

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Woman plots own abduction to extort money from brother

Friday, 27 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Police has arrested a 38-year-old woman for allegedly plotting her own kidnapping to extort money from her brother. Police said that she also converted her voice into a male voice with the help of an app and sent a recording asking for ransom to her brother.

Police said the woman was going through a financial crisis and was in need of money, following which she made the plan to stage her own kidnapping and demand money from her brother.

According to M Harsh Vardhan, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South district, a complainant was received at the Mehrauli police station on Wednesday in which the man stated that his sister had been kidnapped and he was receiving extortion calls and messages from her phone number.

“He also informed that kidnappers had also sent him a photo of his sister which showed her gagged and her hands tied. A case under relevant Sections of law was registered and investigation was taken up,” said the additional DCP.

“During investigation, the police visited the house of the complainant and checked the CCTV footage of the area where they found that the woman had left her home on Tuesday.  The mobile phone of the victim was found switched off and it was only available on WhatsApp through which the alleged kidnappers were communicating,” said the additional DCP.

“Through technical analysis, the location of the phone was traced to Agra,” he said.

A police team went to Agra and based on the last location, they searched around 50 hotels and resorts. While checking a hotel in Tajganj Market in Agra, they found the woman,” said Vardhan.

“The woman told the police that she was going through financial crisis and to fulfil her need for money, she herself planned her kidnapping and demanded ransom from her brother in lieu of her release, he said.

She tied her hand with a rope and gagged herself. She also converted her voice into male voice with the help of an app and sent it to her brother for ransom, Vardhan said, adding that the woman was brought to Delhi and arrested under relevant sections of law for extortion.

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