Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Kharavela Nagar Police on Wednesday arrested a youth and forwarded him to judicial custody allegedly for blackmailing his ex-girlfriend and uploading her obscene pictures on social media.

As per sources, the youth has been identified as Subasis Routray from a village under Jalalpur police limits of Niali in Cuttack.

"The youth was continuously blackmailing his ex-lover and then opened a fake Facebook account and uploaded few obscene pictures to take revenge," said a police official.

A case has been registered against Routray under Sections 465, 569, 500, 509, 354D, 506 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with 66c of IT Act and he has been forwarded to judicial custody, added the official.

In a similar incident last month, the Commissionerate Police had arrested a youth from Jharkhand for defaming and allegedly circulating obscene pictures of a 20-year-old girl from Laxmisagar area on social media.

The accused Amit Jaiswal, who earlier used to work in a courier service company in Bhubaneswar, was in a relationship with the girl for a couple of years. However, as the girl’s family was against their relationship, Amit uploaded few obscene pictures on Facebook by creating a fake account.