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20-yr-old arrested in online harassment case


Press Trust of India New Delhi
A 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly harassing a woman on social media, police said Tuesday.
The accused, identified as Deevakar Shakya, a resident of Gandhi Nagar in Delhi, is a final year Bachelor in Commerce student, they said.
On October 16, the victim filed a complaint at Geeta Colony Police Station, stating an unidentified person had created a fake Facebook account using her name and photograph.
The user of the profile was sending her morphed, vulgar photographs on her original Facebook account, officials said. These photos would mostly be morphed nude pictures take from the internet where the accused would superimpose the victim's face on them, the victim said in her plaint.
The complainant said the accused was threatening to rape her, Meghna Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) said.
The case was transferred to cyber cell. During investigation, the police found the accused used to deactivate the account after sending the vulgar messages to the victim, thus the victim was not able to block and report the fake account. As the account would be mostly deactivated, the police were initially not able to get its unique address.
Later, the police got the unique address and successfully deleted the account. Thereafter, the police received the internet protocol (IP) address.
Police found the accused person had used a fake mail id to open the account, Yadav said. adding that the internet protocol (IP) address and the mail id of the accused was used to nab him.

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First Published: Oct 30 2018 | 11:35 PM IST

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