Man held for posting wife’s online profile as call girl

CHENNAI: Sleuths of the cyber crime wing attached to the city police on Thursday arrested a 34-year-old man who works in the HR department of a software company in the city for posting on the internet his wife’s profile as that of a call girl. Police have also arrested a 27-year-old woman working in his office in connection with the same case.

Mahesh (34), a resident of Nungambakkam, and Subashini (27) were remanded on Wednesday. Police said the duo confessed to having uploaded fictitious materials against the name of Saroja (name changed), with her e-mail and social networking login.

Saroja (28) married Mahesh five years ago and the couple has a son. Mahesh developed contacts with many women and promised to marry them after divorcing Saroja, the investigators said.

A few months ago, Mahesh assaulted Saroja and she was confined inside a dark room in his house. He told his friends that Saroja, then working as an engineering college lecturer, was mentally ill. She later resigned from her job and started working as an assistant manager in a private company. She went to live with her parents, but later returned to live with Mahesh.

Recently, while verifying her mails and social networking site, she found that some one had hacked into her profile and mentioned her as a call girl. She immediately filed a complaint with the city police commissioner’s office. The petition was forwarded to the cyber crime wing which found it to be the handiwork of her husband. Police have registered a case under Section 4 (1) of Tamil Nadu Women Harassment Prevention Act. The arrested duo were remanded in judicial custody.

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