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NOIDA: A 24-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday from Sector 27 for allegedly a woman on social media and posting objectionable comments on her profile.

The accused has been identified as Gulshan Kashyap, a resident of Gurgaon and a third-year student of BSc at Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak in Haryana. Police tracked him down through his social media account and the IP addresses used by him.

Manoj Pant, SHO of Sector 20 police station, said the woman, who works in a media company as a , made a complaint to police that the accused had been sending her messages and harassing her on social media.

“The complainant first noticed Kashyap’s message on Twitter on January 12, 2018 after which they had a heated dispute on some subject and the woman blocked Gulshan on Twitter. After several days, the accused started sending messages to her on Facebook. When she blocked him on too, he created a fake social media profile and began sending lewd messages to her,” Pant said.

“In a message, the accused told her that he loves her and wants to marry her, but she rebuffed him. Later, Kashyap reached her office and tried to meet her several times but was stopped by the security guards,” a police officer said.

Kashyap said he had written to the woman on Twitter after watching her on TV and started sending normal messages to her. “She blocked me after we argued over the release of the film Padmaavat. After being blocked on Twitter, I started sending her message on Facebbok and when she blocked me there also, I messaged her on Instagram,” Kashyap said. “I created around 15 fake profiles on Facebook, 10 on Instagram and also used a friend’s profile to her,” he added.

An FIR has been registered against Kashyap under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of the IPC and under Section 66 of the IT Act.

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