Khandeshwar Police have filed a computer law complaint against an unknown person for allegedly creating a fake Instagram account of an 11-year-old girl from Panvel and uploading photos of the girl and her family members. The account was also used to chat with the girl’s friends
Police said the underage girl learned through her friends that an account had been created in her name on Instagram. She also saw his photo as a DP on the fake account.
The girl then informed her parents of the account created in her name. Her father also verified it by opening the social media platform on his mobile and found that there is an account in his daughter’s name and even family photos were uploaded as well. There were also comments on that. The girl’s family initially lodged a complaint with the Navi Mumbai Police Cyber Cell in Belapur. They also asked to close the account and verify who created it.
Meanwhile, the girl’s friends shared screenshots of some chats from the fake account with the girl’s mother. Aware of the seriousness of the problem, the girl’s family approached the Khandeshwar police station and lodged a complaint. During the initial investigation, Khandehwar Police discovered that the fake account was created and used by two mobile numbers. The police registered a case against the unidentified person under Section 419 of IPC 419 and 66 C and 66 D of the Computer Law and opened the investigation.
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