Tamil Nadu woman uses vulgar words to harass minor girl on social media, booked under POCSO Act

A 38-year old woman was remanded on Wednesday after she was booked under the POCSO Act for allegedly harassing a minor girl on social media in 2018.

Published: 13th June 2019 06:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2019 12:19 PM   |  A+A-

The focus of promoting their candidate will be via social media.

For representational purposes

Express News Service

CHENNAI: A 38-year old woman was remanded on Wednesday after she was booked under the POCSO Act for allegedly harassing a minor girl on social media, in 2018.

According to the special public prosecutor, L Srilekha of the District Mahila court, the accused, M Vishwadarshini had absconded after a case was filed under Section 12 of the  POCSO  Act and Section 67 of the IT Act at Royapettah All Women Police Station.

She was picked from her house at Tiruchengode in Namakkal district on Tuesday.

She was remanded and sent to Puzhal prison, added the prosecutor. Vishwadarshini is alleged to have harassed the girl on social media using vulgar words, resulting in the 16-year-old first approaching the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, on November 14, 2018.

It is alleged that a tiff between the girl’s mother and Vishwadarshni led to the usage of profane language on social media. Meanwhile, the High Court rejected her anticipatory bail plea. The case has been transferred to the city crime branch.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp