2 held for making fake online profile of woman
Date of Publishing:10/9/2010
Ahmedabad: A couple living in western area of the city was forced to switch off their cellphone every evening. Not because they were seeking to shun the world or more privacy but because every night there would to be a flood of obscene calls and smses from caller asking the woman to go out with them.
After a while, they got to know that the woman had a profile on a social networking website Orkut, that she had never made.
Surprisingly it was complete with her phone number, a provocative photograph and an invitation to call her. Probing the matter, city police crime branch's cyber crime cell on Thursday nabbed two accused for creating the woman's fake profile on the site. One of the accused wanted to take revenge from his former partner, the husband of the victim, by harassing the couple. According to crime branch officials, the complainant's wife started getting calls in July from a number of locations, most callers talking about friendship and sex.
"We located the IP address that was used for creating the false profile. It belonged to one Jeetendra Sudra, a resident of Ghatlodia. A differently-abled person, Jeetendra was into video editing and photography. When he was questioned, he first feigned ignorance but later confessed to his crime," said BC Solanki, inspector of crime branch.
The cops got to know that Jeetendra had recently started his own set-up. He had grudge against his former partner as he believed that he was ditched because of his inability to move around easily. Thus he planned a revenge and sought help of his friend Vimal Vaja, who made the profile on Jeetendra's behest.
"We have held the duo. The motive here was taking revenge from the husband of the woman victim, unlike other incidents of this kind. Investigation is on," said Solanki.
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