New Delhi: A stalker who was harassing a victim on social media and pressuring her to get intimate with him has been arrested by the Delhi police from the Kirti Nagar area.
The accused, Jagdeep Singh, a 22-year-old man from Punjab, used to befriend female Facebook users by posing as a girl and then harass them by threatening to leak their morphed photographs, the police said on Tuesday.
The police said Singh, who is a B.Sc. (final year) student in Punjab, is a habitual child-stalker, who used to target school-going girls through the Internet.
DCP (West) Vijay Kumar said the matter came to light after a man filed a complaint at Kirti Nagar police station stating “someone” was sending derogatory messages through Facebook to one of his female relatives and pressuring her to have physical relationship.
The officer said the accused threatened her to circulate her morphed pictures with a “sexually explicit” caption on social media if she didn’t give in to his demands.
A case under relevant sections of Pocso Act and Section 354A of the IPC (punishment for sexual harassment) was registered, the police said.
Kumar said they laid a honey trap with members of the investigating team chatting with the accused from the Facebook messenger of the victim to gain his trust. He was arrested on his way to Delhi....