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My boyfriend has exploited me by spending money on me

Shivendra Pratap Singh

Advocate (Lucknow)

Online advising since Oct. 2014

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Question: My boyfriend and I had a relationship for 6 yrs. My boyfriend has exploited me by spending money on me and I spent too little as I was a student. We were both happy because he spent a lot of money on me and bore my study expenses. 

But now I am unhappy with him. I wanted to break up with him but he was blackmailing. I said that he will be my father and give details about the money he spent on me. He abuses me everyday and is a mental torcher for me. 

Asked from: Andhra Pradesh

Your relationship was based on your free consent. It was a consensual relationship. You never demanded him to spend money or bore the study expenses. All he did with his choice and free will. However, you have also spent some money. 

There is nothing illegality between your relationship so you should not be worried. If he tells all these things to your father you should confidently defend yourself. Your father should understand you and your relationship. Spending money in love and affection is no offence. But unlawful demands in lieu of those expenses or monetary help may constitute offence. 

You can lodge a first information report (FIR) for the offence of extortion. Extortion is an offence and made punishable under Section 384 of Indian Penal Code. Your boyfriend is exploited you in lieu of spending money on you is an act of extortion.

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Shivendra Pratap Singh

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