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Cyber crime: Student arrested

Date: January 11, 2008

Kochi, Jan 11 (PTI) Cyber cell police in coordination with Google, has arrested a college student, who created fake profiles of two of his lady professors with obscene texts, "to teach them a lesson" for chiding him for his poor performance in studies.
Nadir, a second year B.Com student at MES College Marampilly at Perumbavoor near here, was arrested yesterday for offences under Sect 67 of the Information Technology Act.

He was produced before first class magistrate at Aluva and remanded to judicial custody.

The incident came to light when the teachers began receiving lewd calls, some even from outside the country.

On the basis of their complaints, the principal approached Perumbavoor Rural SP M Padmanabhan, who in turn referred the case to the cyber cell police of the city.

Subsequent investigations conducted with the help of Google to trace the user ID revealed that Nadir had created obscene profile of both lady teachers and posted them in orkut website with fake photographs, along with their phone numbers.

Enquiries revealed that the profiles were created from internet cafes at Thrissur and Aluva. Police tracked Nadir's name and telephone number from the registers at the cafe.

He was picked up for questioning and reportedly admitted that he resorted to defame his professors as a revenge for complaining against him to his parents.

Hard discs and registers from the two cafes have been seized.

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