One held, another booked for hiding identity to befriend women in UP

Updated: Jun 3 2023 9:19AM

Bareilly (UP), Jun 3 (PTI) A man has been arrested and another booked for allegedly hiding their identities to befriend women in this Uttar Pradesh district, police said.

According to a complaint filed by a 24-year-old woman, a man named Abid, who had initially introduced himself as Ankit, befriended her and established physical relations on the premise that he would marry her. Later, he started blackmailing her for marrying him by threatening to upload her private videos on the Internet, she claimed, adding that in the following days, she was forcibly converted, force-fed meat and compelled to establish illicit relations with the man's father.

The complainant further alleged to have been beaten up and imprisoned by the youth's family members. She moved to the police after managing to escape.