Orkut defamer arrest soon
By Rahul K
Yet another incident of anonymous vilification of people by posting lewd remarks and photographs on a social networking website has come to light in Cybercity Gurgaon, India. This time the family of a serving Major in the Indian armed forces has become an innocent victim. The photographs of the Major, his wife and niece coupled with derogatory remarks have been posted on Orkut which is owned by Google.
Earlier, in October last year, a software engineer had posted lewd remarks about a college girl on a social blog of Orkut. Now the Gurgaon police have registered a case of cyber crime against an unknown person for illegally posting the photographs of a serving major and his family on Orkut. The accused, who has been identified as a woman by the police, also posted lewd and derogatory remarks about the family on the website.
The police on Thursday said that the person who did this act had been identified and she would be arrested after investigation into the case was completed in a day or two. The woman seemed to be someone known to the affected family and had probably posted the photographs and lewd remarks out of past enmity, the police officials said. According to police officials, Col (retd.) V Wadhavan of Sector 56 filed a complaint in the police station that someone had posted the photographs of his son Rohit who is serving as a major with Asaam Rifles, his wife and niece on Orkut website. The website also carried lewd remarks about his son and others. The police officer said: "It was a couple of days back only that people started calling Col Wadhavan up and informed him of the photographs and obscene remarks about his son and his family. After receiving the complaint, we initiated investigation into the case and zeroed in on one woman whose name we do not want to disclose for now," the DCP (East) Jagdish Nagara said.
The DCP said that the woman who posted the photographs and the remarks on the website had had access to the photographs of the family and was probably close to the victims. The police have registered a case of cyber crime against the 'unknown' perpetrator under section 67 (defaming by publishing lewd remarks on electronic medium) of Information Technology Act 2000.
Col. Wadhavan refused to comment on the complaint he filed with the police station.