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Manipur man arrested for sharing nude pictures of women in WhatsApp group

IMPHAL:  Imphal police have arrested a man for running a group on WhatsApp where edited nude pictures of women were being shared without their consent, reports said.

An administrator of a WhatsApp group identified as Khanchui Mangkung (27) was arrested from his rented room at New Checkon around 11 PM on Monday by police. He has been sent to police custody till June 19 by a court.

According to a report in The People’s Chronicles, Imphal police station received a complaint that edited nude photos and videos of many women were circulated on a WhatsApp group without their knowledge and consent.

Imphal police found that the WhatsApp group was formed on March 22, 2021, with Khanchui Mangkung as the administrator and it has 355 members.

The group was formed after members of a Facebook page named ‘Kanglei Imagi… Nupising’ requested and the group uploaded objectionable photos of women.

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Apart from this, the administrator of the WhatsApp group even facilitated immoral acts as and when demanded by members.

Mangkung was produced in the court of CJM Imphal West through video conferencing and the court remanded him to judicial custody till June 19.

Meanwhile, a team of investigators is trying to identify members of the group and initiate similar legal action against them as well.

An FIR under IPC section 354-D (2) and section 67 A/67 B of IT Act has been registered against the arrested.

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