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Cyberbullying another threat for girls

Cyberbullying another threat for girls

New Delhi: Cyberbullying pose another major threat to girls as their personal details including phone number shared online by abusers lead to their harassment.

Earlier this year, on April 10, a hapless father filed a complaint with Delhi Police that somebody had created a fake ID of his minor daughter on a dating application accessing her photographs and phone number along with some offensive and sexually provocative words. This had resulted in several obnoxious calls from various unknown numbers and objectionable WhatsApp messages. Police arrested one accused in the case.

In another instance, a married woman claimed that she was harassed through a dating application. Her phone was filled with messages from unknown people who asked her to meet. Photographs of the woman were put on the dating application, after which she was continuously harassed.

In November, a 20-year-old DU student was arrested for harassing woman through a fake Facebook account. The investigating agency said that accused was sending her morphed obscene photographs using her face picture and pornographic photographs along with vulgar messages. The complainant said that the accused was also threatening to rape her. "Never share your credential information like name, photo, mobile number, mail ID and location in the public domain," said Delhi Police.

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