Ghaziabad man held for posting obscene images of ex-fiancé

Published on Mar 28, 2017 10:13 PM IST
The police on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly posting morphed pornographic images of his former fiancé on social networking sites after she refused to marry him. He had also allegedly threatened the woman, a BTech student, of an acid attack if she did not marry him.
The accused, Harvinder Sachdeva, of Panipat in Haryana, was engaged to a Vijay Nagar resident in January 2016.(HT Photo)
The accused, Harvinder Sachdeva, of Panipat in Haryana, was engaged to a Vijay Nagar resident in January 2016.(HT Photo)
Hindustan Times | By, Ghaziabad

The police on Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly posting morphed pornographic images of his former fiancé on social networking sites after she refused to marry him. He had also allegedly threatened the woman, a BTech student, of an acid attack if she did not marry him.

The accused, Harvinder Sachdeva, of Panipat in Haryana, was engaged to a Vijay Nagar resident in January 2016. Later, the woman’s family got to know that the man was previously married and was divorced by his former wife. Upon learning about his previous marriage, the 23-year-old woman decided not to marry Sachdeva and called off the engagement.

“The family approached the police in October 2016 and lodged an FIR that the man was posting morphed pornographic images of his former fiancé. He morphed pictures clicked during their engagement and posted them on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social networking sites,” said Rajesh Kumar Singh, circle officer (city-I).

“Police teams chased him but he continued to change locations and went into hiding. In the latest instance, 10 days ago, the man had posted a message on the woman’s Facebook profile and threatened her with an acid attack if she refused to marry him. After this, we formed teams and traced him to Panipat from where he was arrested. He also used fake profiles to post these pictures,” Singh said.

The family also came to know that the accused had studied only up to class 12, whereas the woman is an engineering student in a Ghaziabad college. After receiving threats of acid attack, however, the woman stopped stepping out and did not even attend her college classes.

“I wanted to marry her as I was rejected several times after my divorce took place. Since she denied to marry me, I tried to harass her but she did not budge,” the accused said.

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    Peeyush Khandelwal writes on a range of issues in western Uttar Pradesh – from crime, to development authorities and from infrastructure to transport. Based in Ghaziabad, he has been a journalist for almost a decade.

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