If someone is threatening to kill you in exchange for money, this is an act of extortion1 under the law. Extortion is when someone intentionally threatens you with any injury or makes you fear them to get any:
- Valuable security, like money, jewellery etc.
- Anything that can be converted into a valuable security by signing or sealing it, like a promissory note or a bond.
A person committing the crime of extortion may be punished2 with jail time up to 3 years or a fine or both. You should file a complaint immediately to stop this person from extorting any money from you.
- Section 383, Indian Penal Code, 186
- Section 384, Indian Penal Code, 1860.