Bengaluru: Over 30 girl students in Bengaluru had the horror of their life when they found their photos splashed across pornographic websites.
On being alerted about the photos on the sites, the students formed a collective called Bangalore Students Community and shot off a letter to the police saying “College students are feeling vulnerable and were worried about their social spaces.”
The police swung into action and arrested Ajay Rajagopal and Vishkath in Bengaluru for allegedly uploading photos of college students onto a pornographic website. They were charged under sections 66 and 67 of the Information Technology Act, said Kuldeep Jain, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Crime Branch.
Vishkath is a college student who used to chat using a girl’s name with Rajagopal, 37, a bachelor. For this, he created a fake social media profile. They indulged in dirty talk several times but never met.
As the frequency of the chats grew, Vishkath started sharing images of college girls and Rajagopal would upload them on the porn website, said Jain. “One motive for uploading the pictures was to harass those girls. There was no involvement of money,” he added.
The CCB has got the webpages removed by writing to legal agencies.
The CCB has got the webpages removed by writing to legal agencies. “All the pages have been brought down. None of the information is available now. We got the IP addresses of the accused and cracked the case in 2-3 days,” a CCB official said.
Both the accused were produced in the court and are in police custody.