Thuravur: Police nabbed five young men for sharing morphed pics of local women through WhatsApp group.
The culprits were identified as Pranav (22), Sreedev (19), Akash (19), Dhibin (19) and Amaldev. All are natives of Kalarickal. They used to take pictures of local woman and morphed them to look like the women were nude.
Case was filed against the five based on complaints filed by 21 women. During interrogation, police found that the images were shared in the group by first accused Pranav and second accused Sreedev. The five formed a WhatsApp group named ‘Planners’. The complainants also handed over to police the images of the accused sharing morphed pics in the social media group.
Police, the other day, took their mobile phones into custody and handed them over to the cyber cell. For detailed enquiry, they were sent to the scientific lab in Thiruvananthapuram.
The problem began when the images of Akash’s mother were shared in the group. There was an allegation that police began investigation only after locals strongly protested against the group.
The investigation began based on a complaint filed to district police chief. Accused were remanded for 14 days after being produced at the court in Ambalappuzha.