Madikeri: A man accused of setting a honeytrap to blackmail and loot another has been arrested by the town station police.
Abdul Rehman, while at Sullia bus stand about a month ago, had got acquainted with Fatima, a woman from Kottamudi near Napoklu. Having exchanged each other’s contact numbers, they were in regular touch.
On Sunday, at her invitation, he arrived here where a room had been booked for him in a hotel here. When he and the woman were in the hotel room, one Mohammed, also from Kottamudi, arrived in police attire and after threatening him robbed Rehman of Rs 60,000.
Rehman contacted Arun Shetty, head of a local organization, and complained to the police. The accused was called to the station. As an attempt was being made to hush up the matter by refunding the amount, a woman journalist happened to land in the station to collect the details of the case.
So the police had no alternative to filing a case. It is not known if the woman involved in the honeytrap was also booked.