Odisha YouTuber arrested for derogatory post against woman

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today arrested a YouTuber on charges of passing derogatory remarks against a woman on social media.

The accused has been identified as Priti Prakash Nayak (26), a native of of Abulapura under Nandipur police station in Keonjhar district.

He is currently staying in Niladri Vihar area of the capital city, said an official of Chandrasekharpur police station.

According to police, the woman had posted a video message about some personal issues in social media on March 12 this year.

On March 23, the woman came to know that the accused had tagged her video message in a video of accused’s Facebook page (SocialTalks) and passed distasteful comments on her.

The accused had also threatened the woman when she raised an objection.

The victim had lodged a complaint in this regard with Chandrasekharpur police.

The police have registered a case in this regard under Sections 506, 354 and 509 of the IPC and Section 66 (C)/67 of the IT Act.

“The accused has confessed to the crime. We have produced him before a local court. Our officials are probing the incident,” said the official.


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