A 28-year-old architect working with an Okhla-based company was arrested for allegedly blackmailing his friend by circulating her obscene photos at her workplace.
The 23-year-old victim,an MNC employee in Gurgaon and a resident of Pushp Vihar,complained to the police that the man was circulating her photos and notes to damage her reputation.
The accused also used to send indecent messages to her. He was blackmailing the victim as he wanted her to be in a relationship with him. When she turned down his offer,he started to threaten her, said a senior police officer.
The architect,a resident of Faridabad,is the son of an Army official.
In her complaint,the woman alleged that the accused also sent notes containing obscene material to the director of her company and other colleagues. She added that he would stand in front of her office and pass lewd comments at her.
She claimed he had also pasted indecent messages,naming her,outside her workplace.
The man wanted to tarnish the victims image and often threatened her. However,we have not received any such messages from the victims workplace. The woman alleged that the architect was mentally harassing her by circulating her pictures and sending notices and letters to her colleagues, a police officer said.
The woman had earlier made a complaint to the Gurgaon police and they had detained the man. But,then he had apologised to the woman and a compromise was reached,police said.
No case was registered at the time as he promised to stay away from her. He did stay away for sometime,but has again started to follow the victim, an officer said.
A case of criminal intimidation and insulting the modesty of women has been registered at the Saket Police station.