In an appalling incident, a 34-year-old married man was blackmailed, beaten up and robbed by a gang of four men after he had an intimate alliance with one of them.
As per Mumbai Mirror report, the victim, who was later revealed to be bisexual, chatted with a male accused on the dating app Grindr and went to meet him at his place.
As they began getting intimate, three more men barged into the room and started hitting the victim. They also extracted a lakh worth of cash and a few pieces of jewellery.
The police officer investigating the case said that the complainant travelled to DSK road from his place to meet his dating app acquaintance, Ravi. When the two were in Ravi’s room, three more men stormed in with sticks and thrashed the complainant.
They also threatened him of making their intimate video viral and extorted Rs 10,000 in cash. They later forced him to spill out his ATM pin and withdrew Rs 81,000 more.
After the incident, the victim was too afraid to reach out to the police and seek help. However, with a friend’s support, he filed a complaint with the Sinhagad Road police station.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a gang of robbers is responsible, and targeted the victim via the Grindr app. The case has been registered under Sections 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and 394 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code. The accused is yet to be arrested.