A second-year student at the University of Delhi has been charged on Sunday for allegedly forming fake IDs, and harassing and stalking women on the social media. The alleged DU student has been identified as a 23-year-old Mohammad Kafil, who lives in Mehrauli in South Delhi.
DU student Mohammad Kafil works with his father as a part-timer. Police claimed that the accused used to ask for wifi hotspot from random people and later uses it for stalking and harassing women. He also did not utilize his internet data to make false IDs.
The police stated that after the accused (from a fake account by the name Karan) stalked, harassed, and sent abusive messages on Facebook to a woman, an FIR of stalking, impersonation, outraging, and giving threats was lodged. Atul Kumar Thakur, the Deputy Commissioner of Police said that the cybersecurity cell was later asked to track the man.
The cybersecurity team investigated the Internet protocol address (IP address) details and found zero records on the suspect. Other investigation details like phone numbers to formulate the accounts were further investigated. After obtaining some evidence about his identity, the police tracked the location of the accused to South Delhi’s Mehrauli and further arrested him.
At the time of the investigation, Kafil confided to the crime and asserted that he was habitual of sending obscene messages to women. Therefore, he formed fake IDs by different names for that purpose. The cops have seized the mobile phone of the accused man for further investigation. The police are trying to ascertain the data of women harassed by the man. The DU student is now under the custody of the Delhi police.