NEW DELHI: A 31-year-old serial stalker, who has sent obscene and vulgar messages to more than 1,500 girl in Delhi and national capital region, was arrested on Wednesday, police said.
Mohammad Khalid, a resident of Ballimaran area in Delhi, was arrested after a woman from Ashok Vihar in the national capital registered a complaint about it to Delhi Police.
The woman, in the complaint, stated that she received obscene pictures and vulgar texts from two different numbers. When she called at the number, the caller threatened her of uploading her picture that he got from her Watsapp profile and mobile number on porn websites.
Following the complaint, Delhi Police procured details of the mobile numbers but it was found that numbers were obtained on fake Ids. Thereafter, on the basis of surveillance, the suspect was zeroed in the area of Sadar Bazaar as he bought his SIM cards from that area.
He had purchased three different SIM cards to send the messages.
“The accused was arrested from Sadar Bazar area where he runs a shop along with his father. When confronted, he tried to bluff the police but later on confessed to his offence. At his instance, two mobile phones were recovered which were used by him to send messages,” Vijay Singh, Deputy Commissioner of police, said.
He added that the accused never used the phones for his personal use. Nearly 2,000 contact numbers of women were also recovered from the phones.
"He would randomly dial any number. If the caller turned out to be a female, he would save the number and later check out her WhatsApp profile picture. He would then send obscene clips and vulgar texts to them," he added.
The officer further stated that fearing the accused will misuse the pictures, the victims apprehensive to file police compliant against the accused. "He also threatened to upload women mobile numbers and morphed pictures on social media sites. Despite being warned several times by several victims, the accused continued sending vulgar content because he was sure he would not be caught since he obtained the SIM cards on the basis of fake ids," Singh added.
A case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. He is on two days police remand.