COIMBATORE/PUDUCHERRY:The District Crime Branch police have arrested a college student and registered a case against another person after the two allegedly uploaded morphed, obscene pictures of a young woman, who had spurned his advances.
Police said that the accused, Rose Alphas alias Rose Pandian, a student pursuing a course in an engineering college in the city, had fallen in love with a young woman in her early 20s. The young woman had repeatedly spurned his advances and had started avoiding him.
It is alleged that the accused, with the help of another associate, hacked into her social media accounts and posted obscene pictures of her.
Police said that the pictures were morphed by the accused. They had also sent threatening and obscene messages to the woman’s mobile phone.
As the harassment was continuing for several weeks, the girl alerted her parents about the incident.
Her father, a 47-year-old man from Pollachi, approached the District Crime Branch Police with a complaint, who registered a case against Pandian and his associate under Sections 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
The District Crime Branch police arrested Pandian on Saturday and produced him before the Judicial Magistrate I, Pollachi, who remanded the accused to custody. Police said that further investigations are underway.
Video on Bribe Puts Pondy Cop in Soup
Responding to the demand that proceedings be initiated against Arumugham, a sub-inspector with Orleanpet police station in Puducherry, following the circulation of a video clip that allegedly showed him accepting bribe from one engineer Senthil, he was suspended from work on Sunday.
An inquiry, that preceded the suspension, was found to be prima facie genuine.
The video that was posted on WhatsApp allegedly showed Arumugham receiving `30,000 from Senthil, on Saturday, to settle a case. When Senthil asked Arumugham if he needed more money, the SI demanded another `10,000, which too was given.
Sources said there was a dispute between Senthil of Nellithope and his employee Kumar over payments to be made to the latter.
Subsequently, Kumar filed a police complaint seeking action against the police officer.
Arumugham apparently demanded and collected the bribe from Senthil to settle the dispute through a mutual agreement.
Following the circulation of the video, senior Superintendent of Police V J Chandran directed Superintendent of Police Deivasigamani to conduct an enquiry and submit a report.
The Superintendent of Police submitted the report, following which Inspector General of Police Praveer Ranjan, ordered Arumugham’s suspension.
Further investigations are on in the case.