Woman who blackmailed gem businessman arrested

A woman and another who threatened a millionaire gem businessman living in Beruwala and demanded a ransom of Rs.7 million, saying they will expose a video which

shows the businessman having an intimate relationship with the woman in a hotel room in India, were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Bureau officers near the Beruwala Police yesterday.

The police say that this businessman met a Sri Lankan woman when he went to India for business. The woman is a 33-year-old resident of Maligawatta Jumma Masjid Road. The police say that she even went to a hotel room together with this businessman in India and without his knowledge had taken a video about her relationship with him using her mobile phone. Later, she threatened the businessman and demanded money as ransom, threatening to show a video of the two of them naked in the hotel room to his wife. Police are continuing investigations.


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