New Delhi: A 24 year old man from Assam was arrested for allegedly harassing a Delhi based woman on social media. The accused, Chandan Nath, threatened to defame the woman by making her pictures viral on Whatsapp. According to police, the accused harassed the woman through chats and video calls and later threatened her.
The matter came into light after the woman lodged a complaint at Malviya Nagar police station. She alleged that an unidentified person was harassing her on social media and also threatened to make her pictures viral on Whatsapp to defame her.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur stated that based on the complaint by the woman, a case was registered under section 354 A (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment). 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and IT Act.
During the investigation process, the police managed to locate the mobile number and zeroed in on him in Mangaldai in Assam. "A team was sent to Assam and the accused, identified as Chandan Nath, was arrested. The mobile phone used by the accused is also recovered", Thakur stated.
The accused later disclosed that he had a habit of making friends on social media and once he befriended them, he starts intimidated them by threatening to make their chats and pictures viral on social media platforms to defame them," the DCP said.
The accused Chandan Nath is a graduate in Political Science and works in a mobile shop at Mangaldoi village in Darrang district in Assam.