SINGRAULI (MP): A 15-year-old boy was nabbed in Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly blackmailing individuals with obscene movies utilizing Whatsapp chats in addition to a banned app, police stated on Monday.
A probe started after a 21-year-old man approached police claiming a girl named Priyanka had recorded his nude video by Whatsapp and was demanding cash, Morwa police station in cost Manish Tripathi stated.
“The complainant additionally stated a 15-year-old boy within the neighborhood was good with software program associated issues and would assist individuals in stopping the unfold of such movies. The teenager, nonetheless, stated he couldn’t assist police on this case. A probe quickly zeroed in on the teenager because the one indulging in blackmail utilizing obscene movies. He was additionally earning profits from individuals by promising to cease the dissemination of such movies,” he stated.
“He stated he had downloaded a banned app by exhibiting his location because the United Arab Emirates. He then made a pretend ID within the title of Priyanka and began his blackmail racket. He used to ask cash in cryptocurrency, allegedly to purchase software program from the darkish net. The boy has used the cellphone numbers of different nations to make 14 pretend Whatsapp IDs,” the official stated.
The boy has been despatched to a juvenile shelter house in Rewa by the courtroom, the official knowledgeable.