Pune News: Student Reports Fake Social Media Profiles, Wakad Police Act Swiftly

Pune News: Student Reports Fake Social Media Profiles, Wakad Police Act Swiftly

Pune News: Student Reports Fake Social Media Profiles, Wakad Police Act Swiftly

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8 July 2024 

Creating fake social media profiles to harass someone, especially by morphing and posting edited photos, is a violation of privacy and can have serious emotional and psychological effects.

The Wakad police in Pune are on a manhunt for an unidentified person who made four fake social media profiles of a college student, posting edited photos of her. This person went further to send friend requests to the student’s family and friends. The student, have suffered harassment for the past six months, finally reported the matter to the Wakad police last Saturday.

The police have filed the case under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with assault or criminal force towards a woman with the intention to outrage her modesty. Since the incident happened between January and June 24, before the enactment of the BNS on July 1, 2024, the case is being handled under the IPC. Moreover, the police have applied relevant sections of the Information and Technology Act in this matter. An officer from the Wakad police mentioned that the complainant reported that an unknown individual created four fake profiles on a social media platform and posted edited photos of the student, her family members, and friends on these profiles.

It’s essential for law enforcement to take quick action in such cases to protect the victim and ensure that the perpetrator is held accountable for their actions. It’s important to raise awareness about the impact of cyber harassment and the importance of respecting others’ privacy and dignity online.

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