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Software employee held for 'cyber stalking' ex-woman colleague

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The Cyberabad Police today arrested a software employee here on charge of harassing his former woman colleague online after she spurned him and got married to another person.

The accused, Gupta P, was arrested on charge of harassing the woman by creating a fake account on her name in a social networking site and uploading abusive messages as well as her phone number in an online classifieds network to project her as a call girl, an official release said.

"The accused also sent her emails with an intention to defame her as she rejected his love and got married to another person," it said.

Yesterday, the woman lodged a complaint with the Cyber Cell stating that there are some abusive emails sent on her name to all her relatives, friends and colleagues with fake email IDs.

Police registered a case and during probe traced Gupta through call data and the IP address.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 19:15 IST