New Delhi: A 19-year-old engineering student was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly harassing online students and teachers at a prominent school here.
The accused, Mahavir Kumar, took part in online classes, joined the WhatsApp groups of the school, and also allegedly shared morphed pictures of the students on social media.
Police investigation of two months eventually led to Kumar’s arrest. Kumar hails from Patna and currently pursuing a BTech at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur
He apparently spoofed students’ phone numbers and regularly spoke to their teachers. Kumar is accused of harassing more than 50 girls and their teachers by making fake Instagram profiles.
According to Deputy police commissioner (north) Sagar Singh Kalsi. Police received a complaint from the school principal on August 6 about the alleged activities of the cyber-stalker. “The man was stalking minor girls and also called teachers from different international numbers. The stalker was also spoofing numbers and calling teachers from the numbers of the students. They also informed us in the complaint that the stalker entered WhatsApp groups without the permission of the admin and changed icons. He also posted morphed photographs of many students on different social media platforms,” Kalsi was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
“We analysed the details of the IP logs of WhatsApp, Instagram, and the email ids used to create the accounts. Through technical surveillance, we traced the suspect and arrested him from his house in Patna, Bihar,” Kalsi said.