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In yet another case of social media networking crime, a woman crossed the lines of virtual and reality by attacking his boyfriend on Facebook publicly. A recent report from Times Of India, a girl created a fake Facebook profile of her boyfriend and posted doctored obscene photos of him in order to take revenge from the guy for ignoring her.
The TOI elucidates the story of the recent victim to the precise point. However, budding entrepreneur Devesh Sharma, who is the proponent of the story has not lodged an FIR against the accused (not mentioned), who according to the TOI is the victim's girlfriend.
Talking about the kind of criminal act that Devesh Sharma had to solely face since August 4th, Inspector SC Malviya said that it was a first case of its kind in which boy was at the receiving end.
The victim and the accused first came into contact a month ago via a common friends, and apparently, Sharma had agreed to employ the girl's 23-year-old sister as a tele-caller in his office and eventually ended up becoming friends with the girl. TOI writes, "according to Sharma, she was keen to explore the city and asked Devesh to take her to parties."
As the days passed, on the Friendship Day (August 3), the girl asked Sharma to buy her a handbag and a miniskirt worth Rs 4,500 and Rs 9,000 respectively before going to a party. And reportedly Sharma said, "I refused to do so. We had agreed to meet the same evening at a discotheque in an Alambagh-based mall but I dropped the plan," which consequently became the last times that they saw each others faces in person. But the two would still interact through mobile phones and internet.
Following the day, on August 4th, the girl (aged around 20 years) called Sharma 100 times and sent him more than 50 messages which according to the report included ultimatum and threats. It was reportedly said that the girl wanted her demands to be fulfilled. Sharma would rather avoid the call hence forth. He also reportedly said that, "She asked for Rs 2,00,000 but I refused. She then instructed me to deposit Rs 20,000 and gave me a bank account number. I have given the details to police." Sharma further complained saying, "She also posted my number and fake profile link on porn sites saying I was gay."
That must have been the time that Sharma must have realized that he had apparently become the victim of a cyber crime. The guy saw his own profile on Facebook with tailored obscene and nude pictures of himself. Moreover, Sharma's face was cropped in with the photographs taken from porn sites.
Sharma then decided to bring the matter to cyber cell which brought the accused to the reality. Strangely, Sharma didn't file an FIR against the girl but instead accepted an apology from her over the phone and eventually deleted the profile.
However, Inspector SC Malviya said, "We will carry out further probe if he lodges an FIR but for now we cannot take action against her".