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Delhi: Man arrested for harassing, threatening woman using fake Facebook account


During interrogation, the accused revealed that he used to be a friend of the complainant and had an altercation with her over some petty issue over which she scolded him.

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The team of Cyber Cell, South-West Delhi has arrested 24-year-old man for positing vulgar, threatening and abusive message Facebook using a fake account to defame a woman.

The accused has been identified as Sourabh Gopal, a resident of Palam Village in Delhi. A mobile phone and SIM card which were used to access the Facebook account have been recovered.

A complaint was received at Cyber Cell from Palam Village wherein the woman alleged that she had been receiving explicit and threatening messages from a fake Facebook account.

She was receiving vulgar pictures and abusive messages from the account and was also being threatened that her private photographs would be posted on social media. Accordingly, a case was registered at Palam Village and investigation was taken up.

Since the matter pertained to violating online privacy of a woman, threatening her and causing mental trauma, a team and technical enquiry was initiated with a view to identify and nab the culprit.

During the course of investigation, the police team collected relevant information from Facebook. Details of the alleged fake Facebook account were obtained from concerned agencies and analysed.

From technical analysis, it was revealed that the accused Sourabh Gopal is complainant’s neighbour and created this fake Facebook account to harass her.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that he used to be a friend of the complainant and had an altercation with her over some petty issue over which she scolded him. Seeking revenge, the accused made a fake Facebook profile and posted defaming, abusive and threatening posts against her.

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