Mumbai Crime: Unable to get Rs 50k refund, man defames HR woman online

MRA Marg cops arrested Ankush Suresh Agarwal for uploading the victim’s picture on a seafarers website and posting lewd comments on it

In his bid to seek a refund from the placement agency he had paid Rs 50,000 to secure a job as a seaman, a Pune man defamed one of its female HR employees.

Officials from the MRA Marg police station (Fort) arrested Ankush Suresh Agarwal from Fort on Tuesday night for tarnishing the employee’s image by uploading her picture and posting vulgar comments below it on a seafarers website.

Senior Inspector Ashok Jagdale from MRA Marg police station said, “Agarwal secured the victim’s picture through her profile on Facebook and posted it on indianmariner.com. He accused the victim of fleecing him, and using a fake account, posted vulgar comments below the picture.”

The incident came to light after the victim was informed about the lewd remarks on the website by one of her colleagues, following which she approached the police. “The firm suspected it was Agarwal’s handiwork and informed the police when he recently visited the office asking for a refund. We reached the spot and took him in custody.

He confessed to the crime during investigation and we booked him under Sections 354 (A), 504, 506, 507 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 (A) (B) (C) of the Information Technology Act. He was produced in a local court and was remanded in judicial custody till November 5,” Jagdale said.

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