A 21-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly creating a fake Facebook profile of his brother-in-law’s sister and uploading her objectionable photos, police said Wednesday.
The defendant, identified as Nitesh Pandey, created the profile allegedly in revenge against his brother-in-law’s family for torturing and leaving his sister soon after the wedding, they said.
Pandey, who is from Bihar, lives in Gurgaon where he works as a helper in a workshop, they said.
The arrest was made by the Kamla Market Cyber Police Station acting on a complaint registered on January 3 by a woman.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that an unknown person created a fake Facebook profile using her name and photographs and wrote objectionable remarks under the profile for her and her older sister, police said.
The accused was found through information gathered from the FB profile URL and the use of technical surveillance, Deputy Police Commissioner (Central) Shweta Chauhan said.
During interrogation, Pandey revealed that his sister had married Kshitij Pandey, the victim’s brother, on May 2 last year, but soon after the wedding he started torturing his sister and l eventually left, the officer said.
“In order to teach his brother-in-law’s family a lesson, he created a fake profile using the victim’s name and uploaded pictures of her and her sister with vulgar and objectionable remarks,” he said. the DCP.
The mobile phone used to create the profile and upload the content has been recovered, she said, adding that further investigation is underway.
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