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Teenager accused of creating morphed obscens photo of fellow student

Written by: Staff

Vadodara, Apr 5 (UNI) Crime branch sleuths here have launched a manhunt for a teenager, the school-going son of a city builder, for his alleged involvement in morphing photographs of a fellow student to defame her.

The accused, identified as Akash Shah (17), is a class XII student of a reputed English medium school. He is charged with morphing the face of his classmate on the picture of a nude woman obtained from a pornographic website.

Crime branch police swung into action when the girl's father, a senior manager with the Oil And Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), lodged an FIR in this connection, after the boy allegedly e-mailed the obscene photo to one of the victim's girl friends.

Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) Inspector K B Jadeja today said a police team yesterday raided the builder's Karelibaug residence and seized a personal computer which was allegedly used for the purpose.

The boy, however, managed to escape. A manhunt was launched to nab the teenager against whom a criminal offence under section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 had been registered, Mr Jadeja said.

Sources said although the accused had deleted all the material from the hard disc after the incident, the investigating officials have zeroed in on his PC with the help of software experts and email provider, yahoo.com.


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