Odisha woman lodges case after her morphed pic goes viral on WhatsApp


Jajpur: Morphed picture of a woman Clerical staff of Korei Child Development Project Office (CDPO) is going viral on instant messaging platform WhatsApp in Jajpur district over past few days.

The victim lodged a case with police on Tuesday after it came to her notice.

As per the complainant, one Pratap Biswal of Kanheipur Chandma area, engaged in distributing chatua to the Anganwadi workers, posted her morphed picture along with a retired male staff of her office as DP on his WhatsApp.

The victim objected the act after she noticed it. However, the accused threatened her of dire consequences.

“I found my morphed photo on Biswal’s WhatsApp DP on March 27. The photograph showing me in objectionable position with a senior male staff of the office had been taken some four years ago,” said the woman.

The concerned male staff has even retired from his job now. The incident has maligned my social image and I want stringent action against the accused, she added.

“I have taken the matter to the notice of the District Collector, Sub Collector, BDO and CDPO but in vein. On the other hand the accused has started threatening me over the issue,” she added.

Police have lodged a case in the incident and the culprit would be nabbed soon, Korei Police Station IIC Chinamayee Sahoo informed.

“We have registered a case against the accused under Section 294, 506, 509 of IPC and Section 67 of IT Act. An investigation is underway and the culprit would be arrested soon,” said Sahoo.

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