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Deliveryman held for stealing photos, blackmailing women

Our Correspondents . Gazipur
12 Feb 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 12 Feb 2023 00:33:21
Deliveryman held for stealing photos, blackmailing women

The police have arrested AL-Amin, 22, on allegations of stealing photos, videos, and personal information of young women by tricking them into handing over their phones during e-commerce deliveries, and using the material to blackmail them for money.

Al-Amin was arrested from the Rathkhola area of Gazipur town at around 11pm on Friday, Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP) Deputy Commissioner Abu Torab Md Shamsur Rahman said at a press conference on Saturday.

GMP Officer-in-Charge Ziaul Islam said police received a complaint from a parent, who said his daughter was being harassed by Al-Amin. The parent said Al-Amin was threatening to distribute her photos on social media if he is not paid, which left her mentally devastated.

The OC also said that Al-Amin works as a deliveryman for the online shopping platform Daraz. During deliveries, he would ask for the customer's mobile handset under the guise of adding the customer's address on Google location.