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TRS corporator’s son arrested for stalking, threatening women on social media

Based on the complaints filed by three post-grad students, Abhishek, son of Malakajgiri TRS corporator Jagdish Goud, used to download the photos of the women from social media and morphed them.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2017 19:21 IST
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
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A senior police official said Abhishek Goud had harassed three other women earlier.(Representational Photo)

Son of a TRS corporator was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly harassing three women, who were his school classmates, and stalking them on social media, police said.

The accused, Abhishek Goud, 22, son of Malakajgiri TRS corporator Jagdish Goud, was arrested by the SHE TEAMS (formed to curb eve-teasing) on Wednesday.

The action was taken based on the complaints filed by three women PG students, all aged 22, police said.

“We received complaints from three women who said they were receiving messages on their phone numbers through an unidentified person, who asked them to chat and talk to him and threatened them that he would upload their morphed pictures on different websites if they failed to do so,” assistant commissioner of police (SHE TEAMS), D Kavitha, told PTI.

Based on the complaints, the police traced the mobile number and nabbed Abhishek. They found that he had downloaded the photos of the women, who were his classmates in school, from social media and morphed their pictures. Thereafter, he started threatening the women, the ACP said.

Abhishek was booked under IPC sections 354 D (stalking), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) and relevant sections of IT Act and was arrested today.

The senior police official said the accused had harassed three other women in a similar manner.

First Published: Sep 20, 2017 19:20 IST