Govt employee accused of blackmailing colleague

Govt employee accused of blackmailing colleague

Govt employee accused of blackmailing colleague

A group ‘D’ employee of the Forest Department is accused of blackmailing and extorting money from a woman stenographer employ­ed with the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The woman, in a complaint to the Vidhana Soudha police, said P Krishna (52), the Forest Department employee, and her former hostel mate, Sumalatha Devan (27), had been torturing her since 2013.
Krishna knew that Sumalatha had once stayed with the woman. He persuaded her to take the victim’s nude pictures.

Krishna showed the pictures to the victim and started blackmailing her. He asked her to have sex with his friends or else he would leak the nude pictures online. But she refused to accede to the demand. He, however, succeeded in extorting cash and a gold chain from her. The woman said Krishna often abused her and threatened to kill her if she told her family about it. Acting on the complaint, police arrested Krishna but he was released on bail. Sumalatha is absconding.