A 23-year-old autorickshaw driver was arrested for allegedly creating a number of Instagram accounts of a Delhi lady and importing her morphed photos, police mentioned on Wednesday.
Roshan Sharma was arrested from Loni in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district, they mentioned.
Sharma claimed to have created the pretend profiles to take revenge in opposition to the girl after her brothers allegedly thrashed him throughout an argument he had with along with his girlfriend, a buddy of the sufferer.
In her grievance to the police final month, the sufferer — a resident of Jyoti Nagar in northeast Delhi — alleged that somebody had created Instagram accounts in her identify and uploaded her morphed photos and cell quantity.
During inquiry, the police discovered three Instagram accounts with obscene and morphed photos of the sufferer. The accounts additionally talked about her cell quantity, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Joy Tirkey mentioned.
After registering a case underneath sections 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking), 509 (phrase, gesture or act supposed to insult the modesty of a girl) of the Indian Penal Code, the police obtained particulars and IP tackle used to function the accounts, he mentioned.
On the premise of the knowledge, the situation of the cell phone used to function the accounts was traced to Loni and Sharma apprehended, Turkey mentioned.
During interrogation, Sharma revealed that when he used to reside at Mukund Vihar in Delhi’s Karawal Nagar, he had an argument along with his girlfriend throughout which the sufferer additionally bought concerned. When he additionally abused the sufferer, she known as up her brothers and bought him crushed up, the police official mentioned.
“To avenge the insult, he (Sharma) downloaded the sufferer’s photos from her WhatsApp profile, created three pretend Instagram accounts in her identify and uploaded the morphed photographs along with her cell quantity,” Turkey added.
The cell phone and two SIM playing cards used to commit the crime have been additionally seized from Sharma, the police mentioned. PTI AMP SZM
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