Mumbai: A 30-year old homosexual man has filed a complaint of cheating and robbery at the Kurar police station against a person he met on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) dating portal.
According to police officials, the two had fallen in love, but when they met in person for the first time, another man — impersonating a police officer — showed up and demanded Rs 50,000 from the complainant, claiming that the duo had engaged in unnatural acts. The victim was later ‘let off’ after he paid the man Rs 10,000, according to the complainant.
The police is now searching for the man who contacted the complainant on the dating portal as well as the person who posed as a policeman.
The complainant stays in the Pimpripada area of Malad east and works for a private firm. On July 30, while surfing an LGBT dating website, he got a message from a 22-year-old man who identified himself as Sahil aka Jack. Both exchanged phone numbers on the portal.
The complainant on August 2 invited Sahil to his house in Pimpripada. When both were in his house, an unknown person turned up, identifying himself as a police official from Chembur police station.
He said that the duo were involved in wrongful activities and threatened to arrest them. Later he demanded Rs 50,000 for not arresting them. However, the complainant assured to give him Rs 10,000, and paid him. Immediately after this, his partner fled along with the policeman.
“It made the complainant realise that the partner was also involved in the fraud as he later stopped communicating with him,” said a police official.
Officials suspect that both the accused were working hand-in-glove and have cheated other people too in the past.
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