Man arrested for posting woman’s pictures on Facebook
PESHAWAR: A man was arrested by the cybercrime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for blackmailing a woman by posting her private pictures on Facebook and circulating them on Whatsapp.
Sajjad Hussain was threatening to defame her through these tactics. Officials also seized his mobile phone during the raid.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, an FIA official said the accused was an employee of a cancer hospital in Hayatabad. He was previously posted at the Lahore branch of the same hospital where he first met the complainant.
The complainant’s brother was suffering from cancer and was under treatment at the hospital in Lahore.
She had given her mobile phone to her brother who was admitted at the hospital and the accused stole her SIM card and memory card from her phone.
He then started posting her private pictures on Facebook and circulating them on Whatsapp and also threatened to defame her if she refused to marry him. The accused said he helped her through a difficult time when her brother was under treatment. He said she had promised to marry him but later abandoned him after getting all the help from him
The accused is still threatening to post pictures of even more sensitive and private nature if she does not agree to befriend him.
While talking to The Express Tribune, a rights activist, Uzma Mehboob, said it was unfortunate that women were becoming victims of cybercrime on social media.
She said it is alarming parents are not educating their daughters about the safe uses of electronic devices like mobile phones.
“We should educate our daughters about taking precautions when using social media,” she added. Mehboob said the media nowadays is generating a hype about love marriages which has created countless problems for thousands of people.