A 45-year old woman in Mumbai takes her ex-girlfriend to court for posting her nude photos online. She has filed a case against her former live in girlfriend, also 45, for uploading nude photos of her on social media.
The sessions court rejected plea for bail by the girl against whom case is registered, here on Monday. They both were in the relationship for over a decade. They both worked in the pathology department of a reputed private hospital in the western suburbs.
The FIR was registered with Navghar police station, Mulund (E) on February 4. Police registered case under Indian Penal Code sections 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman), 506 (criminal intimidation) 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and under the Information Technology Act. The senior police official said that this was the first such case that the force has registered.
The policeman investigating the case said the women had worked together for a long time before becoming close friends. One of them was married and after her marriage ended their bond grew stronger.
“Six months ago they started having trouble in their relationship,” said a police officer from Navghar police station. During this time, the complainant allegedly learned that the accused has been sharing her pictures as her own on Facebook for over two months.
The victim told police that on November 21 last year, she noticed that the accused has posted her nude picture as her Whatsapp display picture. When confronted, she was allegedly told that the pictures were taken yesterday when she was in the bathroom yesterday. When they got into the fight, the accused threatened to malign her by circulating the pics and left the house. The victim later pleaded the accused but latter refused to relent. So victim finally file a police complaint on February 4.
The accused explained the court that she was innocent. Cops have opposed the anticipatory bail plea on the grounds that the mobile phone is yet to be recovered and as the two worked in the same place, there were chances that the accused could influence witness.
“With her anticipatory bail being rejected we wanted to arrest her today itself (Monday), but as it is sundown we cannot arrest a woman. So now we will wait until Tuesday,” the officer said.