Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Be it Baripada, Keonjhar or even Bhubaneswar, there has been a spurt in incidents of obscene videos being circulated on various social media platforms to defame girls.

Three such incidents in the past one week have now become a matter of concern. Social activists have demanded stringent action against those circulating such videos on the internet so that it deters others to commit such offence.

Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania said that girls are put into difficult situations and people making such videos and uploading on the internet are trying to get sadistic pleasure out of it.

“The trend of obscene videos being made viral on social media is leading to voyeurism which is a dangerous trend,” said Khurania.

Khurania said such acts are criminal offences and adequate steps are being taken to ensure that the accused are taken to task. But at the same time, adequate care should be taken to ensure that rumors are not created in media as it is traumatic for the victim.

In most cases, such incidents go unreported as victims and their families do not lodge police complaints in fear of humiliation.

Commissionerate Police has urged people and victims to report such incidents to police for prompt action against the accused behind such acts.

“Whenever anyone feels that local police officers are not responsive, they should immediately report the matter to their superior officers so that action can be taken against the accused at the earliest,” Khurania added.