Two held for cyberstalking in Hyderabad

A software professional and a businesswoman have been arrested from Hyderabad for allegedly cyberstalking a 36-year-old assistant professor by uploading her personal photographs with abusive comments on a social media website.

The 41-year-old software employee, and the businesswoman, aged 25, were a business partner, and were arrested on a charge of cyberstalking,  Rachakonda Commissioner of Police Mahesh M Bhagwat said. Both the inculpate were detained from a sub-urban area Moulali.

 The accused and the victim were staying in the same apartment complex. The dupe worked as an assistant professor at a private college here.

They committed the crime due to some family dispute of the software professional with the family dispute of the victim.  The accused created a fake Facebook profile of the victim and used it inappropriately.

During interrogation, both of them confessed that they created a fake Facebook account and posted a personal picture of the victim with abusive and vulgar comments, Bhagwat said.

The victim lodged a complaint with the police on October 21, with a case under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act and yesterday arrested the two accused, police added. PTI VVK GK DV