Khurda: The disturbing trend of posting of objectionable pictures and videos on the social media platforms continues unabated in Odisha, with report of similar instance coming from Dharmasala area of Jajpur district recently.
A youth was arrested from Khurda on Monday for allegedly posting the objectionable photos of college girl on social media after blackmailing the girl for a period of three months. The accused, identified as Naba Kishore Behera, hails from Bhogada village in Khurda.
According to sources, Behera met the girl hailing from Jajpur on the social networking site Facebook three months back and subsequently the duo started a love affair. In the course of their relationship, the youth collected some objectionable photographs of the girl and then started blackmailing her.
The accused demanded Rs 50,000 from the girl and threatened to make her obscene photographs viral if she failed to pay up. When the girl refused to pay him the money, he posted her pictures on social media recently. Later, the girl lodged a complaint with Dharmasala police against the accused.
“On the basis of the complaint, we launched a probe and arrested the accused from Khurda. We have seized his phone in which he had stored nude pictures of several other girls and was blackmailing them too,” inspector in-charge Umakant Nayak said.