Chitradurga: A 54-year-old man from the Chitradurga district was arrested on Friday for allegedly sending nude pictures of himself to more than 200 people, including 120 women. The man, identified as O Ramakrishna, had been doing this over a period of six months.
The Challakere resident was nabbed by the police after other residents of the area informed them over a week ago, that they were receiving nude photos from an unknown number. The police managed to track down Ramakrishna on Friday, as his phone was switched off for a while.
He was arrested at his residence in Challakere, the police informed. He has been booked under several sections of the Information Technology Act and was produced before the magistrate in Chitradurga. He has been remanded to 14-day judicial custody.
Allegedly, Ramakrishna confessed to the misdeed during interrogation. According to the police, he would dial random phone numbers and if he heard a dial tone, he would follow up by sending nude photos of himself to the particular number.
The police added that O Ramakrishna even asked several of the women to send nudes of themselves to him. Many of the women who received the lewd pictures were scared of reporting the incident due to stigma. A victim's brother approached the police and informed them about the harassment his sister had been facing over the past few months. "Other residents came to us after they found the pictures on their kin's phones. Some men, who also received these photos, also filed a complaint," the police added.
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