The Ghatkopar police on Tuesday arrested a 47-year-old Indian Navy clerk for allegedly creating a fake social media profile of her niece and posting obscene messages from it.
According to police, the accused wanted to teach her 29-year-old niece a lesson as she had married a man from a different caste against her family’s wish.
“Last year, the accused created a fake profile in her niece’s name and posted obscene messages, making it look like she was having an illicit relationship with a family member,” said an officer from Ghatkopar police station.
The victim’s husband, who saw the posts,approached the Ghatkopar police and filed a complaint. A case was registered on October 8, 2018.
“The victim’s family had arranged her marriage with a man belonging to their caste. However, she married a person from a different caste, which enraged her aunt,” the officer said.
The accused was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology (IT) Act.
May 23, 2019 02:40 IST
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