Chandra called Mukesh and demanded Rs. 3 Lakh
Police arrested an Indian girlfriend in a blackmail plot in which her boyfriend was the victim.
The incident happened in the city of Korba, Chhattisgarh.
It was reported that the woman received Rs. 2 Lakh (£2,000) from the victim after falsely filing a sexual abuse complaint against him.
The victim was identified as Mukesh Mahato while the perpetrator was named Indira Chandra.
It was reported that the pair were in a relationship for some time. But they broke up following an argument.
It is not known what the argument was about.
One day, Chandra called Mukesh and demanded Rs. 3 Lakh (£3,100) otherwise she would implicate him in a sexual abuse case.
When Mukesh said he could not give her such an amount, she filed a bogus complaint against him at Rampur Chowki Police Station.
The Indian girlfriend called Mukesh again and told him that she filed the police complaint.
Fearing that he would be arrested and jailed, Mukesh handed Chandra Rs. 2 Lakh. She subsequently withdrew her complaint after making a statement.
Chandra later filed another false complaint against Mukesh. Officers lodged the report but the woman refused to allow an FIR to be registered.
As a result, a police case could not be registered.
She then called Mukesh again, demanding a further Rs. 1 Lakh (£1,000).
Believing that his former girlfriend was running a blackmail plot, Mukesh recorded a conversation he had with Chandra in relation to a money transaction.
He also secretly filmed a meeting with Chandra in which he handed over the money.
Mukesh took the video and audio recordings to Rampur Chowki Police Station and filed a complaint against Chandra.
Police registered a case and investigated the matter. They arrested Indira Chandra.
In India, blackmail plots are not uncommon.
Previously, an Indian man was arrested for blackmailing and extorting money from more than 100 women.
Police identified the accused as 26-year-old Sumit Jha, a resident of Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
It was reported that Jha used to download social media pictures of women and doctor them before threatening to post them online unless they gave him money.
He would edit their faces onto the bodies of nude women.
Jha would then create fake social media profiles and send threatening messages to the victims, telling them he would post the nude photos unless they paid him.