KARIMNAGAR: Six youths from Karimnagar district were stranded in Cambodia as they got trapped in the hands of a cyber scam gang. The incident came to light when the youths sent a video message on Whatsapp to their parents on Monday.
The parents immediately rushed to lodge a complaint with police commissioner Satyanarayana.
The parents told the media that one Indo-Arab consultancy in Karimnagar lured the unemployed youths in the name of allotting them computer operator jobs abroad. After collecting `2 lakh from each, the consultancy sent them to Cambodia in the first week of September.
After reaching there, the job agencies, instead of allocating the youths the computer jobs, began forcing them to indulge in cyber crimes like crypto-currency, credit card scam and honey traps.
The cyber scam gang even threatened the youths that they will not be given their passports back if they refused to do what they were asked to do, and will be sent to jail on the charges of cybercrime, the parents here said.
The gang members are demanding that the youths pay `2.4 lakh each to send them back to India. The youths were tortured by the gang by beating them and giving them current shocks, alleged the parents....