Crime is universal. All throughout the globe, wolves of all types are looking catch vulnerable sheep sleeping. Though men are thought of first, there are women out there who get busy. In India, an epidemic has broken out where women, in gangs or dolo, perform acts of extortion and robbery. Their targets are older men.
In one instance, Manohar Lal, a 62-year-old retired “tehsildar” (Indian tax inspector), was the victim. He thought he’d come up after a young woman hit him up. She offered him a fixed monthly income to install a cell phone tower on some land that he owned. He agreed to meet her at a specific location to discuss the proposal further. When he got there, he was jumped by three women and thrown into the back of a car. They drove around for hours, threatening to frame the old man for rape if he didn’t pay them ten lakh rupees the equivalent of $14,840 USD. this threat probably stems from the high number of rapes that Indian men impose on the women).
Lai was eventually rescued by police and the three women were arrested, but the case isn’t rare. Khushboo Sharma, a.k.a. “Lady Cocoa” was getting folks all by her lonesome. The Times Of India reports:
In a car theft case in Adarsh Nagar, she allegedly took a lift from a man from DCM near Ajmer Road. Later, she asked him to take her to Raja Park. After reaching Raja Park, she asked him to buy some contraceptive if he was interested in sex. While the man got out of the vehicle, she drove away with the car.
In other cases, women extortionists are in cahoots with their husbands.
When Lady Cocoa was finally knocked by the laws last May, scores of people came forward. However, only a few filed formal complaints. It is common for victims,”fearing social backlash and disrepute the case would bring them,” to not come forward and bring charges against their aggressors.