A software professional, who allegedly created a fake Facebook account of a married woman and posted obscene information and morphed images in order to defame and spoil her matrimonial life, was arrested from Karimnagar district, police said on Wednesday.
23-year-old Rampally Ravi, an IT professional who is also pursuing M.Tech, was arrested on Tuesday by sleuths of Cyber Crime police station attached to Crime Investigation Department (CID) in Hyderabad, they said.
On interrogation, Ravi confessed that he was in love with the victim and when she was getting married, he pressurized her not to marry, but she went ahead to tie the knot, CID Additional Director General of Police T Krishna Prasad said.
"Later, Ravi pressurised and blackmailed her to have an affair with him even after the marriage following which the victim made him apologise in front of elders, which angered him," the senior police officer said.
After this incident, Ravi hatched a plan to spoil her matrimonial life by creating a fake Facebook profile and sent obscene content to victim's husband and her friends in order to harass and defame her, the CID officer said.
Ravi, being an IT professional, came to his friend's house in Hyderabad, used his computer and internet connectivity for committing the offence and also cheated his friend.
The victim had last year lodged a complaint with Cyber Crime police station in CID after which a case was registered under relevant sections of IT Act and various other sections of IPC.
A hard disk, memory card and other incriminating documents used for committing the offence were seized from Ravi's possession and he was sent to judicial remand, police added.