Surat Police arrested a woman from Andhra Pradesh and three other accused for allegedly abetting the suicide of a female professor. According to police, the accused, Juhi Sheikh, was sending money to a person in Pakistan.
A woman from Andhra Pradesh, Juhi Sheikh, and three other accused were arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a Surat-based female professor, the police said.
Police said the professor from Surat’s Jahangirpura area died by suicide one and a half months ago. According to the investigation, she was being blackmailed through calls and messages using her morphed nude pictures on the pretext of repaying a loan installment, news agency ANI reported.
Police also revealed that Juhi was sending money to a person named Zulfiqar in Pakistan.
“The woman (Juhi) has been arrested. During the probe, it was also found that the woman was sending money to a person named Zulfiqar in Pakistan. Further probe is being done,” the ACP said.
Earlier, a team of six police personnel, including two women officers of the Surat Police, went to Andhra Pradesh in disguise to arrest Juhi, the woman accused.
The three accused, who used to work for the woman blackmailer, were arrested in Bihar. They were identified as Abhishek Kumar Singh, Roshan Kumar Singh and Saurabh Gajendra Kumar, police said.
“A female professor from Surat’s Jahangipura area had died by suicide. During investigation, it was found that the woman was blackmailed through calls and messages using her morphed nude photos. In the investigation, three accused were arrested from Bihar. They said they used to work for a woman named Juhi living in Hyderabad,” BM Chowdhary, ACP Surat Police Division, said.