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Two held for blackmailing doctor

Kolkata: Two persons have been arrested from Tiljala area on Friday night, while they were trying to extort money from a reputed doctor by blackmailing him. Two other accused including a woman are still on the run.

According to sources, on Friday afternoon around 3:40 pm, a doctor of Tiljala area received a call from a woman called Sauna Acharya, his Facebook friend. The woman told the doctor that she is suffering from chest pain and requested him to come to her house in South Dum Dum. Though the doctor asked her to call a local doctor but Sauna insisted that he should come. She told him that she will pay more than what the doctor charge as his fee. After much cajoling the doctor agreed and went to her house. While examining Sauna, suddenly she hugged the doctor. At the same time three persons including one person wearing police uniform entered the room and introduced themselves as police personnel. They forced the doctor to undress and clicked some pictures. Following which they demanded Rs 10 lakh from the doctor with a threat to circulate the pictures in social media. Having no other way, the doctor agreed to pay them the amount but also told them that he was not carrying such a large sum of money, and he will be able to pay them only if they come to his home.

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