A 31-year-old man has been arrested from north-west Delhi in India for allegedly sending obscene messages and video clippings to about 1,500 girls in the national Capital, Indian media reports.
The accused has been identified as Mohammed Khalid.
“He has been tormenting women and girls in the National Capital Region (NCR) by sending obscene, vulgar and abusive messages to them for a long time. In an estimate, he has sent SMS or WhatsApp messages to more than 1,500 girls across Delhi and the NCR. His arrest will be a big relief to these women and girls who have been living in perpetual trauma and mental agony,” said Vijay Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West District).
The police said on May 30 this year, a woman from Ashok Vihar had lodged a complaint that she had been receiving obscene, vulgar and abusive messages on her mobile phone from two unknown mobile numbers.
“When she contacted the caller over telephone, he threatened her of dire consequences. A case of sexual harassment, stalking, criminal intimidation and others sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act was registered at the Ashok Vihar police station,” said the police.
The police said the two mobile phone numbers from which the complainant was receiving obscene messages were obtained on fake documents. The police said the caller had allegedly obtained three SIM cards on the basis of three different ID cards.
“Verification of those three different addresses mentioned in the Id proofs revealed that they were also fake,” said Verma, Indian media reports.