Man held for posting ex-lover's photos online

Man held for posting ex-lover's photos online

Rohith Kumar

City police arrested a 23-year-old youth for uploading his ex-lover’s photograph on websites ‘providing female escorts’, depicting her as a call girl.

Rohith Kumar, a resident of Kurubarahalli in Shivakote taluk in Bengaluru was arrested on March 23. He confessed he was disgruntled as his girlfriend broke up and distanced herself from him.

According to the police, a 27-year-old woman, the victim, approached them after she received calls demanding sexual favours and obscene messages from unknown phone numbers.

When she rang up one of the numbers, she was told her number was found on a website called Locanto, which offered ‘escort services’. Yeshwantpur police registered a case and initiated investigation.

The victim's complaint to the police said she was in love with Rohith Kumar for some time, after which they broke up. But Rohith kept on bothering her with messages and calls.

On one occasion, Rohith even sent their intimate photographs to her parents. On February 27, Rohith came to the place where the victim and her friend were staying and abused and threatened her that their intimate pictures will be uploaded on social media.

On March 21, the victim started receiving calls from unknown numbers after which she filed the complaint.