Man held for posting obscene photos of girl child in WhatsApp

Chennai: An employee of a private company was arrested on Thursday by Cyber Crime wing of police in Chennai for allegedly circulating obscene pictures of a girl child in a WhatsApp group comprising his colleagues, police said.

Based on the complaints from two members, including a woman, of the group, Cyber Crime Cell sleuths of Crime Branch CID nabbed the accused and seized the phone used for taking the obscene photographs of the child and circulating it, a police release said.

The accused, identified as Vetrivel, who hails from Ariyalur district, allegedly confessed to the crime, the release said.

Meanwhile, the Cyber Crime Cell, CBCID has registered three cases in the last two months pertaining to uploading child pornographic material on social networking sites.

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