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Two youths have extorted Rs 5 lakh from a woman in Karnataka by blackmailing her over nude photos and videos.

Karnataka Police have launched a manhunt for the youths in connection with the case.

According to a media report, the 21-year-old victim has lodged a complaint with the Basavanagudi Women’s police station in Bengaluru in this regard.

The victim alleged that the two accused, identified as Chiraag and Harshith from Bengaluru, who met her on Instagram, took her to a room, provided her juice laced with sedatives and then took her nude pictures and videos.

As per the complaint, Chiraag came in contact with the victim on September 5, 2020.

They developed a relationship after which they exchanged their phone numbers and started speaking on regular basis.

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On September 26, the accused brought the victim to Mysuru on the pretext of introducing her to his parents.

But instead of taking her home, Chiraag took her to a lodge where he booked a room and gave her juice laced with sedatives and the victim became unconscious, said police.

In the complaint, the victim mentioned that Chiraag and his friend Harshith removed her clothes and took her nude photos and videos when she remained unconscious.

When she woke up later, the accused showed her the photos and videos and demanded the ransom.

The accused allegedly threatened the victim that they would upload her nude pictures and videos on social media if the ransom was not paid.

The victim in her complaint said: “I have given the accused Rs 5 lakhs. In spite of that, they have blackmailed me and locked me up in a hotel room and threatening me to give more money.”

An investigation is going on, police said.

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