Udupi, Dec 6 : A youth was arrested for allegedly luring a number of girls with promises of marriage and then blackmailing them after shooting obscene videos.
The accused has been identified as Ilyas (24) from Konaje, Mangalore. The arrest was made by Manipal police on December 5, Thursday.
Sources said that he would introduce himself as 'Rahul Shetty' to girls on social networking sites and then lure them with promises of marriage. After gaining their confidence he would take them to his rented flat at Perampalli or some lodge and shoot obscene videos, and then blackmail them to extort money and gold from them.
The incident came to light when a girl from Kemtoor was lured in the same manner.
As per the complaint, he took her to a lodge and shot her video, and blackmailed her into giving him gold worth ten sovereigns. But, when Ilyas asked for more the girl revealed the incident to her family, who then approached the police and lodged a complaint.
On Thursday, as per the instruction of the Manipal police, the girl asked Ilyas to come to a particular place to meet her, and when he came there, the police arrested him.
It is learnt that Ilyas has cheated around 15-20 girls so far.
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