In a recent case, two senior women professors from a well-known management institute in city were shocked to see their fake profiles carrying derogatory comments about them posted on two networking websites. The professors have filed a complaint with the cyber crime police station in Bandra.
The women teach at LN Welingkar management institute in Matunga.
They complained to the cyber police on March 19 that someone created their fake profiles and has been posting derogatory remarks about them on www.pagalguy.com and www.akosha.com since January 2014.
One of the professors, in her statement to the police, said she found out about all this after one of her students told her that an account named 'weschooltoilet' had posted derogatory comments about her on www.pagalguy.com. She said she then logged in herself through a student's account and was shocked to see her fake profile and the messages posted on it.
She said she also found another fake profile which was of her colleague's. And this one too had lewd comments posted on it, she added. She then informed the colleague and the two of them approached the cyber cell and lodged a complaint.
The two women said they are keeping the institute management in the loop about the investigation and other case-related information.
The cyber police officers said they have traced the IP address to a computer in Aurangabad from where the vulgar comments were allegedly posted by a former student of the institute. The name of the student, who is yet to be arrested, has not been disclosed by the police.
Senior inspector, cyber crime police station, Sunil Ghosalkar said, "Our investigations are going on and we will take appropriate action soon."