A person, who earlier worked within the editorial wing of a vernacular news house, was arrested by the Rachakonda Cybercrime police on Thursday on charges of harassing girls on social media. He created faux profiles on Fb and stalked girls, police stated.
The arrested individual, V Ramesh (30), was presently unemployed and was residing in Brundavan Colony in Hayathnagar. Ramesh, who accomplished a course in journalism, used to work as a sub-editor within the editorial wing of a news channel and was reportedly fired for misbehavior.
Based on the police, Ramesh created a pretend Fb profile in 2018 utilizing a lady’s identity, with the intention of collect private data of ladies and to later blackmail them.
“He searched profiles on Fb and randomly sent pal requests. If any lady accepted his request believing him to be a lady, he would chat with them and accumulate their cell number, handle and different credentials,” police stated, including that he would then contact them and begin blackmailing them to send their personal footage to him.
Lately, he stalked and harassed a lady in the identical manner. When she realised he was a person and blocked his cell quantity, he began calling her from completely different numbers and threatened that if she didn’t speak to him, he would add her morphed footage on social media. He additionally impersonated her and sent messages to her associates on Fb and defamed her amongst her family members and associates.
Based mostly on her complaint, the police traced and arrested him. He was produced earlier than court and remanded in judicial custody.