Man arrested for Vishnupriya suicide case
Salem: The Tamil Nadu Police has arrested a man for allegedly uploading morphed pictures of a 21-year-old woman on Facebook. The woman, identified as A Vinupriya, had committed suicide after her morphed picture was uploaded on the social networking website. The victim's family had on Tuesday refused to take her body for cremation alleging lack of prompt action and demanding immediate arrest of the culprits behind the cyber crime.
The Chemistry graduate had committed suicide by hanging in her house here on Monday after a morphed picture, showing her in an obscene fashion, was uploaded on Facebook by unidentified persons.
Following the incident, a complaint was lodged on June 23 with the police but no action was taken, according to the victim's father, Annadurai, who said another semi-nude picture of Vinupriya was sent to him on his mobile following which she took the extreme step. Police said they have asked Facebook to block the morphed picture.
Annadurai had held police responsible for his daughter's death as the action was not taken on time. Annadurai wondered why action could not be taken based on the IMEI number of the mobile phone from which the morphed picture was sent to him.