Rajasthani underage boy detained for creating fake Facebook profile

Rajasthani underage boy detained for creating fake Facebook profile

Chennai, Mar 7 (UNI) Chengalpattu Cybercrime Police in Tamil Nadu have arrested a 16-year-old boy from Rajasthan for allegedly creating a fake Facebook profile in the name of Chengalpattu district collector and attempting to collect money money from people on the friend list. Police sources said here on Monday that Chengalpattu District Collector ARRahul Nath recently filed a complaint with Cybercrime Police stating that an unknown person created a fake profile in his name, using images of his original page, and had demanded money from his friends through the Facebook messaging service. The impostor told people on the collector’s friend list that he was in desperate need of money for a medical emergency. Many people started to inquire personally with Rahul Nath upon seeing the message. Following the complaint, the Cybercrime Police registered a case under Sections 420 (cheating) of the IPC and 66D (punishment for cheating by impersonation using computer resources) of the 2008 Act on information technology (amendment). A special police team, led by Inspector R. Sivakumar after conducting a thorough investigation, tracked down the suspect who was operating from Khoh, a remote village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. With the help of Rajasthan Police, Tamil Nadu Police Special Team caught the boy, who was a grade 10 student. The boy, after creating Chengalpattu collector’s fake Facebook profile, used a translator application on his mobile phone to send messages asking for money. He was brought to Chengalpattu, brought before the district Juvenile Justice Board and housed in the observation home, the sources added. UNIGSM CS1750