“After accessing Gmail, the defendant took control of my Facebook and Youtube channels and also posted obscene photos on my Instagram account. The defendant deleted important data from Facebook,” the victim claimed.
The singer said in her complaint that she suspects an acquaintance — a man she hasn’t been in contact with for a long time — and her mother were behind the crime. “When I contacted them, I was threatened by the man. A woman who claimed to know me from my acquaintance also called and threatened me…I have about 80,000 followers on my Facebook page, who was eventually monetized. piracy this they tried to cause me a financial loss as they know I cannot earn unless I have access to the same,” the victim wrote in his complaint.
A Bidhannagar police officer said he had launched an investigation into the case. “The victim has shared all of their connections with us and we are trying to gather evidence through them,” an investigating officer said. A file under CPI 354D (anyone who commits sextortion), 500 (defamation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) has been registered.
According NCRB, this cyber bullying is becoming a means of extortion in the city. Cops claimed that in 19 of some 220 cyber cases in 2021, the prank was the motive. However, it is sexual exploitation that drives most cyber offenders to commit the crime.