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Man booked for sending obscene texts

Gururgam: The Gurugram police has booked an unidentified person for allegedly sending emails containing vulgar and pornographic images to several employees of a private company in Udyog Vihar and insulting a female staffer of the company by way of levelling malicious allegations. An authorised representative of the company filed a complaint at cyber crime police station on August 1.

In the complaint, the representative stated that several employees, including the human resource (HR) department, received at least three emails from a man who introduced himself as a fiancé of a female employee of the company. In the emails, the suspect levelled malicious allegations against the female staffer and another male employee.

"The person circulated vulgar, obscene and pornographic images containing an indecent representation of women and further alleged that the said images are of the female employee," said the complaint.

The police said the first email was sent on July 15. The following day, the suspect sent another email to several employees repeating the allegations and again circulating indecent material. A third email was sent on July 29.

A case was registered against the suspect under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of Indian Penal Code and 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act at the cyber crime police station on Tuesday, said police.

Off- late many molesters have adopted the route of social media like Twitter, Facebook and messenger services as means of sexually harassing women by sending them lewd messages.

While this form of cybercrime is a new phenomenon, most of the criminals get emboldened by the fact there is a low rate of conviction that enables the law enforcement officials to penalise them.

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