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Man arrested for creating fake FB profile, sending ex-girlfriend’s photos to her husband in Mumbai

Her husband received her photographs with the accused through a fake profile, posing as his wife, on Facebook

mumbai Updated: Feb 27, 2018 10:27 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
mumbai,cyber crime,facebook
An FIR was lodged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology (IT) Act(Representational photo)

The MIDC police on Saturday arrested a 35-year-old man from Bangalore after he allegedly made a fake Facebook profile of his ex-girlfriend and sent objectionable photos of the two of them to her husband.

The photos had been taken on the woman’s birthday when she had been in a relationship with the accused.

The woman, a 32-year-old from Mumbai, had met the accused two years ago when they worked together in a private firm in Bangalore.

After the woman refused the accused’s marriage proposal, he threatened to defame her on social media.

She ignored his threats and moved back to Mumbai, where she got married and moved in with her husband in Andheri.

Earlier this year, her husband received her photographs with the accused through a fake profile, posing as his wife, on Facebook.

The woman and her husband approached the MIDC police station last month.

They lodged a first information report (FIR) under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology (IT) Act.

Based on the woman’s suspicion, the MIDC police verified the complaint and ascertained that the suspect had committed the crime.

The accused was traced in Bangalore last week. Senior police inspector Shailesh Pasalvar, MIDC police station, confirmed the developments. He added that the accused has been remanded in police custody for two days for further probe.

First Published: Feb 27, 2018 01:23 IST