Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spurned Delhi man puts city student’s profile on porn site

Girl Turned Down Neighbour’s Kin Visiting City In ’13


Mateen Hafeez TNN

Mumbai: The city’s cyber crime investigation cell (CCIC) detained a 21-year-old computer engineering student from New Delhi last week for allegedly posting a girl’s photos, personal details and mobile number on a porn website. However, the youth was let off after the girl refused to file an FIR on learning the culprit was a relative of her neighbours. 

    The 20-year-old instrumentation engineering student, went to the police after she started receiving obscene calls from across the country, as well as Canada, Australia and Singapore. Following her complaint, the crime branch set up a team led by inspector Mukund Pawar. Investigations revealed that the relatives of the accused lived in the same Chembur housing society as the complai
nant. The youth had befriended the girl last October when he visited Mumbai and proposed to her in November, but she turned him down. He returned to Delhi planning revenge. 

    In the last week of December, the girl panicked as she began receiving calls from ran
dom numbers. She asked one caller how he got her number and learnt that her contact details were put up on a porn website. She also learnt of the existence of a Facebook profile which she had never created.
    The girl then confided in her parents, who approached the cyber crime cell. Police requested the servers of the porn website and Facebook for IP addresses of the person who had posted her details. They were surprised to find both originated from the same Delhi-based address. While a police team picked up the youth from the capital last week, the web hosts were requested to block the two pages.
    The youth admitted to his crime but claimed he had no malicious intent and considered the girl to be his “sister”. The girl, traumatized on learning of the identity of the culprit, refused to file an FIR. The youth was later released after a warning. Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (crime) said, “Cyber space emboldens criminals due to the anonymity it offers. Yet, we are usually successful in bringing the culprits to book.” 

Nallasopara resident held for obscene calls, messages 

 A youth who sent vulgar SMSes and videos to women was arrested by the cyber police cell on Sunday. Nallasopara resident Shubam Rai (19), who did odd jobs after failing Class X, was sent to police custody. He also had three SIM cards procured using fake documents.
An Andheri-based fashion designer complained she was receiving obscene messages, calls and porn videos on her cell phone. When she would block a number, Rai would call from another one. Police tracked the call records to Nallasopara.
-S Ahmed Ali | TNN


Do not share your email ID with strangers
Do not share your personal mobile number
Keep checking your profile on social networking sites
Change passwords frequently
If you notice objectionable material on the internet, immediately approach the police
You may contact Mumbai police on 22621855, ask for the CCIC 
The Times of India, January 21, 2014

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