New Delhi: Delhi based 31-year-old man was arrested for sending obscene messages and vulgar clips on Whatsapp to around 1,500 women and girls in Delhi NCR. The main reason behind this was he was annoyed over not getting married, police said.
Police are doing investigation over the matter. They have examined the mobile phones used by the accused as well as they have checked the contacts of more than 1,500 women and girls who were put through “perpetual trauma” and “mental agony” by him.
‘The accused had phone numbers of 2,000 women and girls living in the Delhi national capital region, NCR,’ police said.
The case was filed by the woman on May 30 at Ashok Vihar police station in North West Delhi. The accused, Mohammad Khalid was arrested from his father’s bag shop in Sadar Bazar area, said Vijay Singh, DCP (North West).
He told police that he was unmarried and was frustrated as his friends had got married and were having children.
Police have checked his phone and it was found that the matter sent by him to his victims contains obscene messages and video clips which he had stored in the mobile phones, he said.
“When the investigation happened, Khalid said he used to make random calls on Delhi NCR mobile numbers. If the call was received by a woman or a girl, he used to save it and then through WhatsApp viewed their profile picture. If he liked the woman or girl, he would start sending vulgar messages and obscene video clips through WhatsApp”, said the officer.
In the FIR, a police team found that the complainant received the vulgar, abusive messages from two mobile numbers. The names and addresses were found to be fake.
The police team went to Sadar Bazar area from where the SIM cards were purchased and he often got his phone recharged.
“Further enquiries and investigation led the cops to Khalid, who at first tried to bluff the police but admitted to his offence when confronted with facts”, the DCP said.
“Most of his victims avoided approaching police perhaps due to his threat to malign their image and out of fear of disclosing their identity,” he said.
Khalid used the SIM cards obtained through the fake IDs, exclusively for sending messages and video clips to his victims.
The case was filed against him in Gurgaon (Haryana) and Uttam Nagar, Ashok Vihar and Usmanpur (all in Delhi). The complaints were lodged at women helpline numbers at different police stations in and around Delhi, they added.