From Mumbai Mirror (it doesnt let you link into its archives)
A software engineer was arrested by the Saki Naka police on Tuesday for threatening to use the â€œlatest technologyâ€ to put up nude pictures of his neighbours on the Internet.
Raju Srivastav (39), who worked in a private firm in Bangalore until recently and lives in Andheri, was charged with sexual assault by Manjeet Singh and other neighbours on July 31.
The women say that Srivastav would pick fights with them when they passed each other in the building, and then threaten to morph their faces unto nude bodies and make objectionable films with them.
Srivastav was produced in court on August 2, and has been remanded to judicial custody till August 17.
â€œThe neighbours say that he threatened to picture them nude and distribute the CDs for free, but no pornographic material has been found in his home,â€ said senior police officer J Khandagale of Saki Naka police station.
Srivastavâ€™s lawyer claims that his client has been framed. â€œMy client is a software engineer and wouldnâ€™t stoop to such low levels. The neighbours have been provoked by his ex-wife,â€ he said.
It is reportedly that his wife divorced him because she couldnâ€™t handle his harassment. However, Srivastav says she was having an affair with their driver, and floated the harassment rumour to get rid of him.
Srivastav had reportedly got the driver to confess to the affair, which he later showed his then wife.
What pleased me no end was the statement by the lawyer :
“My client is a software engineer and wouldn’t stoop to such low levels”.
That is if the guy was a chemical engineer or perhaps a lawyer, then surely he could do something this retrograde.
But a software engineer: oh no no—-as we all know, they are paragons of virtue and moral rectitude. Plus they would be the last persons on earth who would know anything about image morphing.
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