Four persons have been arrested in Kolkata for trying to blackmail and extort money from a Kashmiri doctor practising in the city.
A senior police officer says that the doctor on Friday received a call from a Dumdum-based woman who complained of severe chest pain and requested him to visit her residence. After reaching the woman’s house, the doctor started checking her previous prescriptions but she suddenly embraced him. Soon, three persons, claiming to be policemen, barged into the room and forced the doctor to undress. They then took several photographs of the doctor with the woman.
The accused threatened the victim to pay them Rs 10 lakh or else his pictures would be posted on social media. The victim requested the men to accompany him to his house as he was not carrying such a large amount of money. Two of the three men then went to the doctor’s residence with him.
On reaching there, the doctor took Rs 5,15,000 and his wife’s jewellery worth around Rs 5 lakh to handover to the two men, but also managed to inform the police. The police reached the spot and grabbed the two men.
Later, the other accused, including the woman, surrendered at a city court. A police uniform was recovered from the house of one of the accused, confirmed the police. All the four accused have been granted bail and an investigation into the matter is on.