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Man arrested for trying to extort money from former colleague

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Hyberabad Police today arrested a man on the charge of trying to extort Rs 1 lakh from his former office colleague.
Hyderabad: Hyberabad Police today arrested a man on the charge of trying to extort Rs 1 lakh from his former office colleague.

N Naveen Babu, the accused, hacked the email account of the victim, created a fake Facebook profile in her name, and sent abusive and defamatory messages from her account to her friends, police said.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crimes) Janaki Sharmila said Babu also called up the victim from various mobile number, sent her abusive and threatening text messages and demanded Rs 1 lakh for deleting the fake Facebook profile.

The woman approached the Cyber Crime Police Station last month and told the police that she suspected Babu, a former employee of the company where she works.

Police established that Babu was the mischief-maker by tracing the IP addresses and call data records, and arrested him at Madhapur today when he came to collect the ransom he had demanded from her.

PTI

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