In a shocking incident in Bengaluru, a 36-year-old man was arrested after he tried to take advantage of an unemployed girl by asking her to have sex chat with him on the pretext of offering a job.
The man, who has been identified as Deepuraj was arrested by Bengaluru cybercrime police on March 27 after a report was filed against him by a Facebook user named Namya Baid.
Namya, who shared screenshots of the chat with police revealed that Deepuraj used to target women who were looking for jobs in the in the hospitality sector and then forced them to have sex chat with him via video interviews.
After police arrested Deepu, it was found that he used to operate under many fake names such as Dr. Rajesh Panikar, Rakesh Sharma, Rakesh Nayar and Dr. Harikrishnan and target women who were looking for jobs as customer relationship manager.
He used to surf job websites and professional social networking sites to get contact details of women job seekers and then take undue advantage of the needy aspirants.
He had tried to do the same with Namya but she turned out to be too smart for him as she shared the whole incident on her Facebook wall so as to alert others.
Here is what he said to Namya after she caught him red-handed,
She revealed that his modus operandi was to get in touch with women seeking jobs while posing as a vice-president or corporate HR or a company.
He used to tell these aspirants that they had been shortlisted and would have to go through five rounds of interview to get the job.
He then went on to add that two of these rounds were via video calling for “physical examination” and “fitness test”.
He would go on to record these video calls and asked the aspirants to pose in different poses, some of which might be obscene.
After the video call, he would force them to have sex chat with him or threatening to make the above recordings public.
According to the police, Deepu has now been sent to judicial custody and they are now trying to figure out how many girls has he targeted so far and has he also extorted money from them.
“Prima facie, his motive seems to be voyeuristic pleasure. We are yet to ascertain how many girls he has conned and if there’s any financial angle.”
While we know social media has become part of our everyday life, we ask you all to be extra careful while dealing with strangers online and to stay safe.