Indore : A 24-year-old youth was nabbed by the state cyber cell officials for allegedly creating fake facebook profile of lady news anchor of the city on Saturday. The accused was a classmate of the victim in shool and he wanted to befriend her.

SP (cyber cell) Jitendra Singh said that the victim Pallavi Kumari (name changed) had lodged a complaint in February month that someone had created a facebook profile with the name Purvi Pandey and uploaded victim’s photo as display profile. She came to know about this from a friend.

After taking complaint, a case under section 66-C of IT Act and the cell officials were instructed to trace the accused. During investigation team detained Udairaj Badodiya of Dharnaka area of Mhow town. In sustained questioning, the accused confessed to create fake profile and told the police that presently he runs a shop in Mhow. He was a classmate of the victim in class 9 in a private school. He somehow obtained her mobile number and took her photo from Whatsapp to upload it on fake profile of facebook. He admitted to create other fake profiles too. The police have recovered his mobile phone, a SIM card and memory card from the accused.

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