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07 December 2018


Jharsuguda: Police have arrested a youth from Bandhabahal village in Jharsuguda district today on charges of blackmailing girls by uploading their morphed images online after befriending them on social media.

Reportedly, the accused identified as Mukesh Barik had created five fake Facebook IDs through which he was chatting with some girls. He had collected their numbers after earning their trust and in course of time had proposed them.

Later, he asked for their pictures and after editing it uploaded the morphed obscene pictures on Facebook and started blackmailing and threatening the girls.

On receiving a complaint in this regard, Jharsuguda police initiated a probe and arrested Mukesh.

He was earlier working as a private security guard at Raigarh in adjoining Chhattisgarh.