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Husband, Wife Held In Kolkata For Raping, Blackmailing Woman In Mumbai

Husband, Wife Held In Kolkata For Raping, Blackmailing Woman In Mumbai

A couple was arrested from a hotel here on Saturday for allegedly being involved in raping a woman in Mumbai and squeezing over Rs one crore from her through blackmail, police said. On a complaint by the woman in Maharashtra, a joint team of police personnel from the two cities raided the hotel in New Market area of the eastern metropolis and apprehended a man and his wife, a senior officer said. "The couple fled Mumbai after the woman complained with Nagpara Police Station in Maharashtra, alleging that the man raped her while his wife videographed it. The incident first happened in 2015 and since then, they threatened her to leak the video," he explained. She also accused the couple of blackmailing her and squeezing Rs one crore, the officer said. The man and his wife will be taken to Mumbai on transit remand, he added.

Kolkata, Jan 22: A couple was arrested from a hotel here on Saturday for allegedly being involved in raping a woman in Mumbai and squeezing over Rs one crore from her through blackmail, police said. On a complaint by the woman in Maharashtra, a joint team of police personnel from the two cities raided the hotel in New Market area of the eastern metropolis and apprehended a man and his wife, a senior officer said. “The couple fled Mumbai after the woman complained with Nagpara Police Station in Maharashtra, alleging that the man raped her while his wife videographed it. The incident first happened in 2015 and since then, they threatened her to leak the video,” he explained. She also accused the couple of blackmailing her and squeezing Rs one crore, the officer said. The man and his wife will be taken to Mumbai on transit remand, he added.
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first published:January 23, 2022, 00:54 IST