Tamil Nadu Suicide: Man Arrested For Morphing Photos On Facebook

Tamil Nadu Suicide: Man Arrested For Morphing Photos On Facebook

Chennai (NDTV): A man has been arrested in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district for allegedly uploading morphed pictures of 21-year-old woman on Facebook who hanged herself on June 27.

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Police said accused Suresh works for a power loom where he met Vinupriya who used to come there to collect material for embroidery work, police said.

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“Suresh uploaded her morphed obscene pictures using his mobile phone in vengeance as she did not reciprocate his advances,” said Amit Kumar, as senior police official. The arrest comes a day after Facebook shared the photo uploader’s IP address with the police.

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The victim, Vinupriya, was found dead on June 27 in Salem, where she lived with her parents. A suicide note suggested that her parents did not believe that she had not sent nude pictures of herself to whoever posted them online.

Vinupriya had graduated a year ago from college with a degree in Chemistry.

Police have filed a case of abetting suicide and have invoked several sections under the IT Act as well.

In her suicide note, Vinupriya had said, “I promise I did not send my picture to anyone. What’s the use of living when my parents don’t trust me. Believe me. “

Her family have accused the police of not acting on a complaint filed by them on the 23rd, which asked for the nude photos to be removed and the culprit to be identified and punished.

Her father Anna Durai said, “We were made to go to one office after another. Action should be taken against the police”.

“We’ve filed a case of abetting suicide and have blocked the Facebook page which carried her pictures,” said Mr Kumar.

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