The police have arrested a 23-year-old IT engineer working in Delhi for allegedly uploading private pictures of a 20-year-old BTech student on social networking sites.
The photos were reportedly taken when they were in a relationship and uploaded on mobile photo sharing website — Instagram.
Police said the suspect is an engineer with a company in Delhi while the girl is a BTech first-year student at a private engineering college in Gurgaon. The accused and the complainant, both from West Bengal, were in a relationship but broke up recently, police said.
On Friday, the girl stated in a police complaint that the suspect uploaded her personal pictures on Instagram on April 24. The intimate pictures were clicked when both of them were friends, she said in the complaint. The girl alleged that the accused used to beat and intimidate her.
On the basis of the complaint, the police booked the accused under sections 323 (voluntary hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66E, (violation of privacy) 67 (publishing material with obscene content), and 67A (publishing material containing sexually explicit content) of the Information Technology (IT) Act.
“The accused was arrested from Delhi and produced at a local court that granted him bail on Friday,” said Vikram Nehra, station house officer, Bhondsi police station.
The police seized the mobile phone which the accused allegedly used to upload the pictures. The officer said the pictures have been removed from the website.