Bhubaneswar: A youth was arrested today by Tamando police for allegedly making photos of a girl viral through fake social media accounts in Bhubaneswar. The accused was identified as Jayanta Parida (31), son of Prafulla Parida from Sadango of Dakhinabad under Delanga police limits of Puri.
According to police sources, the youth had started making friendship with the girl around eight years ago. Gradually, they became closer to each other. He had then captured some photos of the girl on his mobile phone. However, for reasons not known, their relationship became sour two years ago.
Subsequently, irked with the breakup, accused Jayanta started blackmailing the victim girl and threatened with dire consequences. He also warned to kidnap and hurl bombs on her house and family.
Based on an FIR lodged by the victim girl, Tamando police arrested the accused and forwarded him to court later in the day. Police have registered a case in this connection and launched a probe.
“During the investigation, the accused Jayanta admitted to his crime,” a senior policeman said.
Jayanta was even making obscene remarks at the girl by using filthy language, the cop added.