Man held for blackmailing girls with their morphed photos

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Published on Sep 25, 2016 08:36 AM IST
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ByKarn Pratap Singh

NEW DELHI: He was turning 30. He told police he was frustrated because all his friends were married with kids while he was still a bachelor. At a little over 50kg and 5 feet 4 inches, he considered himself underweight and short, which is why, he thought, women turned down his requests for friendship or marriage.

In a desperate attempt to get women to notice him, he started sending morphed pictures to girls, aged between nine and 16 years, through Facebook messenger and WhatsApp.

Rajesh Gambhir (29), a mobile shopkeeper, was arrested on Saturday for harassing and blackmailing around 100 girls by allegedly sending them their morphed vulgar photos, abusive messages and dirty jokes. He had downloaded a “cut and paste” application in his mobile phone and used it for morphing photographs of girls, which he randomly picked and saved from Facebook profiles.

Gambhir had a collection of 52 morphed photos of various girls on his three mobile phones. He threatened girls to accept his friendship or he would circulate their morphed photos on the internet and social networking sites.

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