Bengaluru: Bengaluru cyber crime police have arrested a Tamil Nadu mobile technician with 13 aliases for allegedly sexually harassing women on social media.

Syed Nayaz downloaded mobile numbers of women from mobile handsets which were brought to him for repair.

Later he would list out the names and numbers of the women and search them on social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp.

Then he would chat with them and become closer to them. And after some time, he would start troubling them on social media.

He used to make video calls at late night, make obscene speech and even undress himself.

In the second week of June, a Bengaluru woman complained to police about him. Later police started the investigation and traced Nayaz.

In a similar incident in 2018, a 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly harassing a woman on social media in Delhi. The complainant said the accused used to threaten women to rape them.

The cyber cell police found out that the accused used to deactivate the accounts after sending vulgar messages to the victims. Thus the victim was not able to block and report the fake account.

Similarly, Kerala Police had arrested a 25-year-old man for molesting 68 women in the state. The accused, Pradeesh Kumar, was arrested after a victim lodged a complaint with police. According to police sources, the accused would befriend women and obtain their contact information through social media.

He would then study their behaviour and obtain information regarding their family issues and gain their trust. He would threaten the women saying he would send the morphed video to their family if they don’t agree to have sexual relations with Pradeesh.