Youth held for online sexual harassment
A young man, pursuing MCA, has been arrested on the charge of sexually harassing a woman by sending her objectionable videos through Facebook messenger and making indecent proposals on the phone, police said.
The person was arrested in Jadavpur by officers of the cyber police station in Lalbazar based on a complaint filed against him earlier this week.
He was arrested on Tuesday and produced in a city court. He has been remanded in police custody for 10 days.
According to the complainant, she had met him on Facebook a few months ago. The youth apparently started making indecent proposals on the phone and sent her objectionable videos through Facebook messenger because of which she lodged the complaint.
The woman had shared a few intimate photographs with him, which the youth had used to blackmail her when she wanted to call off their friendship, the police said.
One should not share personal details with people he/she has met online without physical verification, according to senior officers.
“It is always advisable not to get intimate with online friends whom one has not seen in real life. Sharing personal details or photographs online leaves a digital imprint that can always be used against the person,” a police officer said.
The police said women should come forward and lodge complaints against their perpetrators to set the right example and men should desist from indulging in such criminal activities.