Guwahati Today

Friendship to blackmail

STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, April 19: There has been no death of instances of Facebook friendship turning bitter even leading to incidents of blackmail. Such an instance of alleged blackmailing by a youth in the city has come to light. One Anjan Kalit, who is a resident of Japorigog in Guwahati has allegedly been involved in blackmailing a young lady who is lodge as a tenant in the city. While the duo became friends through Facebook, sometime back the young lady broke away from another person with whom she had a love relationship.
In the backdrop of this development, Anjan Kalita came into closer contact with the young lady. As reported by the young women, the duo even entered into sexual relationship. As the relation grew, Kalita allegedly borrowed Rs 20,000 from the young lady. Later, when she asked Kalita to return the amount, he allegedly threatened her that a video and other photographs of their physical relationship were in his possession and that he would upload the same in the social media and other fora and further demanded another Rs 50,000 if the same were not to be uploaded.  With the alleged blackmailing process underway, the young woman lodged an FIR in the Chandmari police station in the city.
Working on the FIR, the Chandmari police on Wednesday night arrested Anjan Kalita from the Japorigog area in Guwahati.