A Chennai-based techie, who pretended to be a recruiter and allegedly duped over 600 women across the country, was arrested by Cyberabad police. Clement Raj Chezyian allegedly posed as a recruiter and lured young women from 16 states, making them share their nude and private pictures on the pretext of securing them a job. The Cyberabad police took action but only after 60 such cases emerged from Hyderabad.
Based on complaints from a Hyderabad-based woman in April, the Miyapur police under the Cyberabad Commissionerate began an investigation.
The police finally nabbed Chezyian from his residence in Chennai. He targeted a smaller number of women from Tamil Nadu owing to the fear of getting caught, but duped women from other states, including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, according to reports.
Police say Chezyian was married and both the husband and wife worked different shifts. To overcome his boredom when alone at home, he allegedly started looking at job portals from where he obtained numbers of women in search of front office executive jobs.
He would then place calls pretending to be Pradeep, the director of a five-star hotel. He would invite the women for interviews and ask them to wait for a call from the HR executive.
Chezyian would then contact the women over Whatsapp asking them to share nude pictures from several angles on the pretext that the firm was particular about the candidate's body shape as it was a front-office job, said Miyapur police to media. He would then place a video call and ask the women to get naked which he would record.
Police have seized his laptop and found a password protected gallery where the nude photos of the women were saved. S Ravi, the assistant commissioner of police for Miyapur, suspects that the accused used the pictures for extortion. The evidence will be sent for forensic lab analysis."He has earned lakhs and we are planning to dig out everything once we get more time to question him," said Ravi to ToI.