Hyderabad: Tech student held for Facebook blackmail

3 Apr 2016    02:40 pm


Hyderabad: A city engineering student who harassed girls using fake Facebook accounts and blackmailed them by

threatening to upload their nude pictures was arrested by the cybercrime police on Saturday.

The student, Abdul Majid, who was earlier arrested by the Cyberabad police for allegedly collecting the nude pictures

of around 200 schoolgirls by threatening them, started blackmailing girls again after coming out on bail, said joint police

commissioner T. Prabhakar.

Abdul Majid, 21, a resident of Banjara Hills, was studying BTech III year. He created fake FB accounts of a

girl and targeted schoolgirls from international schools and sent them friend requests.

Some girls used to accept the request thinking that it was from a ‘girl’ and later their chats would become personal.

After gaining their confidence he used to ask them to send their nude pictures and if they refused he would

threaten to post their private conversations on Facebook.