During the investigation, police uncovered the involvement of male students in four schools in South Delhi and further investigation is underway
A 15-year-old boy was apprehended following an investigation into an Instagram focus group incident in which boys used obscene language when referring to certain girls and sharing their photographs.
Police on Monday registered a case under sections 465 (forgery), 471 (use as authentic of a forged document or electronic record), 469 (forgery with the aim of damaging reputation), 509 (word , gesture or act intended to insult a woman’s modesty) and Articles 67 (publication or transmission of obscene material in electronic form) and 67A (publication or transmission of material containing a sexually explicit act in electronic form) of the Computer Law after screenshots of the cat surfaced on social media.
A school in South Delhi had also lodged a complaint with the Saket police on this matter. During the investigation, police uncovered the involvement of male students in four schools in South Delhi and further investigation is underway. The 15-year-old had sent a photo to the group, it was found.
The chat room is believed to have been created in late March. Screenshots of the discussions went viral after at least one Twitter account shared them on May 3. The FIR was registered on Monday.
Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, also responded to the case and said: “We absolutely do not allow behavior that encourages sexual violence or exploits anyone, especially women and young people, and have implemented content that violates our community standards as we have been made aware of. We have policies that prohibit the sharing of non-consensual intimate images, as well as threats to share such images and we take this issue very seriously Ensuring that our community can speak out in a safe and respectful manner is our top priority. “