The son of a ruling TRS party corporator in Hyderabad was arrested by the cyber crime cell of the Rachakonda police on Saturday, on charges of harassing women online and seeking 'cybersex'.
The police said that the accused, Neerukonda Abhishek Goud, who is the son of TRS corporator Neerukonda Jagadeesh Goud, forced women to send their nude pictures, failing which he threatened to upload their morphed pictures on social media and porn websites.
He was booked under cyberstalking sections of the Nirbhaya Act.
Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat said in a press release, â€śOn October 10, a woman received a Facebook friend request from a female profile with ID, Vara Darling. As the profile contained a girl's picture, she accepted the request. Later, she began receiving messages seeking cybersex. The stalker also sent videos with explicit content on FB messenger. The victim tried to reprimand the sender for sending vulgar messages after which she received a morphed photograph of a nude girl with her face. She was told to respond to messages or her morphed photographs would be uploaded to all her contacts and on porn websites. After two days, she received another morphed picture of a nude girl with her face.â€ť
Following this, the woman approached the police, who tracked down the Facebook account, and uncovered that it was being operated by Abishek Goud.
It was also reported that Goud had created 58 fake female Facebook profiles and deleted all the data in his phone, when he learnt that a case was registered against him.
However, using forensic tools, the police retrieved the data and uncovered his operations.
Goud is also a repeat offender, who was on conditional bail.
In September, Two women approached the police alleging that Abhishek Goud and his friends contacted them over Facebook and WhatsApp and harassed them, and was forcing them to meet him. Abhishek also threatened to upload morphed pictures of the women on porn websites.
â€śAbhishek stalked the victims Instagram profiles, took the photos and morphed them with obscene content. He sent those pictures to these women and forced them to chat with him in on WhatsApp and Messenger (Facebook),â€ť D Kavitha, the Assistant Commissioner of Police of the She Team had said at the time.
To protect his identity, he reportedly made calls through the internet from different areas in the city. After tracking the IP address, police arrested him from his home in Malkajgiri.