YouTuber Foodie Menon Arrested For Extorting Money And Gold From Young Woman After Establishing Friendship

YouTuber Foodie Menon Arrested For Extorting Money And Gold From Young Woman After Establishing Friendship

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oi-Sharath Bose


Foodie
Menon
Arrested:

In
a
startling
turn
of
events,
Ernakulam’s
Kadaikkal
Jayashankar
Menon,
known
in
the
social
media
sphere
as
Foodie
Menon,
was
apprehended
by
the
East
Police
for
allegedly
extorting
money
and
gold
from
a
young
woman.

The
arrest
came
following
a
complaint
lodged
by
a
doctor
from
Thrissur,
accusing
Menon
of
coercing
her
into
parting
with
more
than
seven
lakh
rupees
and
a
significant
amount
of
gold.

Allegations
Against
Foodie
Menon
Unveiled

The
doctor
alleges
that
she
fell
victim
to
repeated
extortion
attempts
orchestrated
by
Menon,
who
exploited
their
friendship.
The
modus
operandi
reportedly
involved
threats
to
share
intimate
selfies
between
them
on
Instagram.
According
to
the
complainant,
the
accused
had
been
intimidating
her
persistently
from
January
14
to
December
30
of
the
previous
year.

Authorities
revealed
that
Menon
received
a
staggering
sum
of
Rs.
7,61,600
through
bank
transactions.
Additionally,
he
allegedly
used
the
victim’s
bank
card
to
withdraw
funds
illicitly.
Furthermore,
the
accused
stands
accused
of
pilfering
approximately
30
pavans
of
gold
from
the
victim’s
possession.

Jayashankar
Menon,
prior
to
his
arrest,
enjoyed
widespread
popularity
as
a
content
creator
specialising
in
food
vlogs
on
various
social
media
platforms,
including
Instagram,
Facebook,
and
YouTube,
under
the
moniker
‘Foodie
Menon’.
With
a
substantial
following
numbering
in
the
hundreds
of
thousands,
his
arrest
has
sent
shockwaves
through
his
online
community.

Story first published: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:33 [IST]

Original news source Credit: www.filmibeat.com
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