Fayaz Mobeen seemed like a typical 20-year-old who loved bikes, racing, funky hairstyles and dreamt of living a larger-than-life lifestyle. But he was hiding a dark secret.
At present, Fayaz, who is a native of Kumbalam in Kochi, is currently lodged in Kozhikode district jail. He was arrested by the Karnataka police from Mangaluru and on Tuesday he was handed over to the Chevayur police, for duping a minor girl, making her fall in love with him and then taking her with him to Mangaluru.
He has been charged under Sections 7 and 8 of the POCSO Act. Along with this, he has also booked for stealing a bike. He has been remanded to 14 days custody by the Kozhikode district court.
The police, after interrogating Fayaz, realised that this was not the first time that the youngster tried to elope with a minor nor was it the first time he was involved in stealing.
Talking to TNM, the head constable of the Chevayur police station said that Fayaz used to pose as a DJ on social media, post edited pictures of himself and then lure girls into falling for him.
“He used to lure girls into becoming friends with him by telling them that he performs as a DJ in various five-star hotels. He also used his bike to impress girls and in many instances, he was successful in doing so,” says the head constable.
In this particular case, after completing his schooling from an institution in Kozhikode, Fayaz joined an entrance coaching class in Chevayur where he met the minor girl. They later became friends and Fayaz convinced her to elope with him to Mangaluru.
The girl’s father filed a complaint at the Chevayur police station saying that his daughter is missing.
Banking in on the popularity he used to experience on social media, Fayaz used to try to exploit his fan following, says media reports. The youngster was reported to have created a WhatsApp group which consisted of both girls and boys who had a fixation for superbikes. Through this group, Fayaz is alleged to have used his popularity to meet women and get money from them.
However, his real life is in stark contrast to his image on social media. His mother worked as a domestic help and his father had left home. His sister is in school and reportedly lives in an orphanage in Palakkad.
The head constable at the Chevayur police station said that the youngster had stolen a bike from a bike yard in Kochi during the floods. It was this bike that he used to go on trips with the girls he met on social media.