In a bizarre act of crime, a city resident has started threatening doctors and owners of electronic store to seek vengeance for bad experiences meted out to him in the past. If everybody, whose relatives or loved one die in a hospital, can that be termed as negligence of the doctors. Can be kith or kin of the deceased take vengeance on the doctors for negligence? Well this is what the accused started doing. Of course, the accused started targeting the doctors of Mumbai. Since he had similar experience with owners of electronic stores, he started threatening them too.
The accused has been identified as Anil Kumar, aged 28-years and a resident of Wadi area. He has since been arrested by police for allegedly trying to extort money from doctors and electronics goods store owners in Mumbai.
According to the police, the accused, Anil Kumar, was specifically threatening doctors and electronics store owners. When questioned, he had claimed that this was his way of getting even with them.
The Police Sub-Inspector from Kalachowkie Police Station, is said to have claimed that Kumar is a carpenter. He would find phone numbers from on-line portals and send them text messages, demanding money at the account number mentioned, and threatening to shoot them, if they did not comply. The PSI added that Kumar was targeting doctors because two years back, when his uncle passed away, he believed that it was due to the doctors’ negligence. The accused had allegedly claimed that the doctors had made him move from one hospital to another since he did not have enough money for treatment.
He would also threaten owners of electronics goods stores because he had previously made furniture for one such electronics shop and the owner had allegedly refused to pay him. The accused would send text messages from a SIM card he had found on a footpath.
Recently he had sent a message to a shop owner in Parel. The owner initially assumed it to be a prank, but when Kumar continued to send threats; he approached Kalachowkie Police Station in Mumbai on December 16, 2014 and lodged a complaint.
The police swung into action and assuming the threat message to be from the under-world, the cops used the Call Data Records and traced the accused to Wadi area in Nagpur.
A team from Mumbai Police arrived on Tuesday the December 23, 2014 to arrest the accused. Anil Kumar has been booked under Section 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 (A) (Sending offensive messages through communication service) of the IT Act. After reaching Mumbai, the accused was produced before the Bhoiwada Court and has been remanded to police custody till December 29.