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Boy morphs girl’s photos, sends ‘nude’ photos back

Monday, 29 March 2010 - 1:27pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA
The offender, who has been arrested, operated with a proxy server and demanded Rs1 lakh from the girl.

In a swift move, sleuths of the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) have nabbed a minor boy for morphing a girl's photograph and then sending back it to her.

The boy also demanded a fat sum - over Rs1 lakh within 2 hours - and  threatened the girl that he would put up her 'nude' pics on Facebook and other social networking sites if she did not do so.

The incident came to light when the father of the girl, who is an industrialist based in Shahibaug, submitted an application to the cyber cell of the investigating agency.

Sources said that the girl studies in class X in a school in Gandhinagar and the accused is a minor who was studying with her.

Crime branch officials said that on March 23, the minor sent an e-mail to the daughter of the industrialist with her 'nude' photos and also threatened her. The father of the girl then submitted an application to the cyber cell.

During the course of investigation, PI Kiran Patel discovered that the e-mails had been sent using a proxy server in a bid to hide the original IP address. This was done using modern cyber tools. It was also found that the e-mails had been sent using a mobile phone of another person. When questioned, the mobile phone user revealed that his phone and laptop were used by the under-age boy.

Crime branch officials said that the boy had confessed that he had downloaded the photos of the girl from Facebook after which he had morphed the photo using magnetic tools of Photoshop. He then sent the photos using a fake e-mail ID to the victim.

ACP (crime) Mayur Chavda told DNA, "The boy was arrested on Sunday. He was also produced in the juvenile court."

Further investigation in the case is being conducted by PI Vinay Shukla.


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