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In Delhi, woman Army officer takes on techie ‘harasser’


NEW DELHI: A captain in the Indian Army has lodged a complaint with police against a computer engineer whom she had met on social media for allegedly running a website in her name along with a fake Facebook profile containing her photographs.

DCP (west) Vijay Kumar said that a case under Section 66A of IT Act and IPC section 506 (criminal intimidation) has been registered.

In her complaint, the woman said that she was contacted by the man on social media in 2014 while she was posted in Meghalaya. He introduced himself as a computer engineer working in Pune. Later, he proposed marriage but she refused it. After his proposal was rejected repeatedly, he got irked and they stopped talking. The man, however, continued trying to contact her even after she got posted to a different location.

The man had allegedly sent printouts of their conversations to her father. Apart from the website and fake Facebook profile, he also allegedly created a Twitter account with her morphed images. “He posted my photographs on social media without my consent. Later, I got to know about the website created in my name,” the woman’s complaint stated.

Police said the man had allegedly gone to the woman’s house and threatened her father of dire consequences if he didn’t agree to get her married to him. He even allegedly started calling the woman through unknown numbers and internet, which were subsequently blocked by her. “He has been mentally harassing me by calling me more than 100 times a day using different numbers and platforms,” the complaint mentions.

Cops have taken details of the fake social media accounts and IP addresses are being traced to ascertain the identity of the operator. The call details of the army officer are also being analysed to get more information about the incident.

Source: Economic Times