Youth held for uploading morphed pictures of girl

Cuttack: The Crime Branch CID sleuths of Odisha Police on Thursday arrested a youth on charges of uploading morphed and obscene pictures of a girl on the internet.   

Police said, the accused Gautam Pandit (23) of Balasore has been arrested on a complaint and forwarded to SDJM court, Balasore. According to the investigating officials, the accused has admitted to the crime.

Pandit was apprehended from Rourkela on Thursday and investigation of the case is in progress.

ADG (Crime Branch) BK Sharma said, "The accused offered a marriage proposal to the complainant. When she declined the offer, the youth uploaded morphed pictures of the girl. After getting a complaint, we did a technical investigation and arrested the accused."
Last month, the CB CID sleuths had arrested one Manabhanjan Sahu on similar charges.

Sahu, a management graduate and employed in a private company, was arrested from his rented house at Raghunathpur under Nandankanan police limits of Bhubaneswar.

In 2013, the Crime Branch has so far detected five such cases related to cyber crime.