Bengaluru police arrested a man, who claimed to be a son of a Sandalwood producer, for allegedly blackmailing a teenage girl and extorting lakhs of money.
Twenty-two-year-old Rahul Sampath, the accused was arrested in Mahadevapura on Friday. He allegedly asked for Rs 7 lakh from the victim else he would upload private pictures of the two of them, reported The Times of India.
Police said that Rahul is a college dropout, would befriend rich teenage girls by approaching them on social media sites.
According to the girl, who studies in a college in east Bengaluru, Rahul and the victim became Facebook friends over a year ago.
â€śRahul said his father is a big producer of Kannada movies and he too would become an actor one day. He'd often take me out or for long drives. Slowly, he started clicking pictures of us,â€ť the girl told police.
The girl said Rahul would get intimate in spite of her resistance.
â€śHe started demanding money saying he needs to invest in films. When I refused, he threatened me saying he would upload my pictures on social media and defame me. Fearing the consequences, I gave him Rs 7 lakh in installments,â€ť she told police.
Her parents developed doubts when they realised their daughter was spending a lot of money.
â€śThe girl finally opened up to her mother. She and her parents approached us and we arrested Rahul on Friday; he's in judicial custody,â€ť said police
â€śWe found pictures of girls on Rahul's mobile and laptop, which we have deleted,â€ť added the police.