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Maha collegian arrested for sending lewd messages on Instagram

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 19-year-old collegian was Friday arrested by Crime Branch here for allegedly and harassing a medical professional by sending lewd messages from multiple accounts, police said.

The accused, who was nabbed from his native district in Maharashtra, is a relative of the victim, a Crime Branch added.

The 21-year-old victim had approached Nirmal Nagar police station complaining that an unidentified person was sending lewd messages on her account since October last year.

The said that the accused had created 20 fake accounts to cyber stalk the victim and would create new ones every time she blocked an account.

Following the victim's complaint, Unit XI of the Crime Branch began investigations and, along with the Cyber Crime Cell, managed to track down the accused's IP address and phone details, the said.

The teenager has been handed over to Nirmal Nagal police station for further probe under sections 354 (d), 506 and 509 of the IPC, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 22:55 IST
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