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Teens post teacher’s pics, obscene messages on Net

Two 14-year-old boys were arrested on Tuesday for posting pictures and obscene messages of their physical training teacher on a social networking site.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2009 02:10 IST
HT Correspondent

Two 14-year-old boys were arrested on Tuesday for posting pictures and obscene messages of their physical training teacher on a social networking site.

The two Class 8 students of a Borivli school hail from middle-class families in Borivli and Kandivli respectively.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deven Bharti said the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell has seized the computer on which the two boys created the profile. The hard disks will be sent to the forensic lab for further investigations.

The duo was traced on the basis of their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Prima facie, investigations have led the Crime Branch to believe that the students posted their 45-year-old teacher’s
profile for fun, but the possibility that the students were nurturing a grudge against their teacher has not been ruled out.

The duo created the profile of their teacher on Orkut in March and posted their 45-year-old teacher’s photographs with her contact number and address.

When the teacher got to know about her profile from her friends and relatives, she lodged a complaint with the Crime Branch.

Bharti said the police have asked the social network site, Orkut, to block the profile and are further investigating the case.

The boys have been booked under Section 509 and 114 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for obscenity and Section 67 of the Information and Technology Act (IT Act) for misuse of cyber space.

They would be produced in a juvenile court for remand.

Bharti also said the cyber crime cell would reach out to the schools in order to educate students about the do’s and don’ts while using the Internet and social networking sites to prevent such crimes in future.