DU Student Charged With Creating Fake Accounts to Harass Women

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University of Delhi: A 23-year-old first-year Delhi University student, identified as Mohammad Kafil has been taken into custody for reportedly creating fake accounts on numerous social media platforms and stalking and harassing women, stated the police on Sunday.

Kafil, who hails from Mehrauli in South Delhi, used to lend a hand to his father at the store. According to reports, he used to borrow hotspots from random people on false pretexts and at times used random Wi-Fi connections for stalking and harassing women. Additionally, he refrained from using his personal web to indulge in these acts.

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The police began the probe after a woman registered an FIR in the context of obscene and abusive messages she received on Facebook from an account carrying the name Karan. “An FIR of impersonation, stalking, giving threats, and outraging a woman’s modesty was registered. The Cyber Cell of Delhi Police was asked to track the man,” said Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).

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Subsequently, in order to catch the suspect, the team analysed the internal protocol (IP) details, phone numbers linked with the various fake accounts and other vital details. After having a lead, the police traced the accused’s location to Mehrauli and arrested Kafil.

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“Throughout interrogation, Kafil confessed to the crime and stated that he was keen on sending girls obscene messages and created IDs underneath pretend names for that goal,” DCP Thakur added. Moreover, the accused’s mobile phone has been confiscated for further investigation and the police are trying to find out about other women who might have fallen prey to Kafil’s detestable acts.

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