The Basai Virar duo has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing a 25-year-old Youtuber.

The duo had created a fake profile of the Youtuber and uploaded her morphed pictures on Instagram and Reddit. The victim had also reportedly sent money to the accused pleading them not to upload the images on the social networking sites.

The accused have been identified as Nandlal Badela (20), a resident of Vasai and Ankur Ankit Deb (19), a resident of Virar. Police said the accused Badela uploaded the morphed photos on reddit site of the youtuber and demanded money from her while Deb created a fake profile of her on Instagram.

Police officer said, “We first searched the email id which was used to create the fake profile and found that it was created from Assam. Later, during the investigation police found that the accused received money in their bank account and were residents of Vasai and Virar. After confirming bank account both accused were arrested.”

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