A man was convicted for stalking a girl on the internet, creating a fake Facebook account in her name and posting obscene morphed pictures.
Additional district judge Vipin Kumar sentenced Deepak Gaur to two years’ rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 35,000.
Prosecution said it was the first conviction in a cyber crime case in Kanpur.
Prosecutor Jagmohan Singh said the girl, a teenager, received a friend request from Lakshya Gaur (fake account of Deepak) in 2015. When she did not respond to the request, she started getting messages from Deepak.
He started threatening her of serious consequences if she did not become friends with him.
Deepak stole some pictures from her account and morphed them. On March 17 and 18, 2016, he sent the pictures to her and threatened that he would post them on the internet.
When she did not budge, Deepak created a fake Facebook profile in her name and uploaded her morphed obscene pictures on it.
The girl and her mother approached the Nawabgunj police and lodged a complaint under the provisions of the IT Act, 2000, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2000.
The police arrested Deepak with the help of cyber experts who found he was operating the account from KESA colony in Nawabgunj. He was sent to jail on April 24, 2016. The high court had even rejected his bail plea.
Singh said on the basis of the testimony of the complainant and her mother and documentary evidences, the court convicted him.