ANDHRA PRADESH

Youth held for sending obscene messages

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: A youngster who was harassing women by sending obscene messages over mobile phones was arrested by the Hyderabad police on Tuesday.

Rayaprolu Shashidhar, 32, working for a Telugu daily and a private insurance company, lives alone in a rented house at Malakpet, the Commissioner’s Task Force (North) officials said.

He secured SIM cards with fictitious names and also collected phone numbers of his woman colleagues and other women from Internet.

“The unmarried man living alone used to watch porno films and send vulgar messages using the SIM cards he secured with fictitious names,” the police said. He had been allegedly indulging in this for the past 18 months and harassed 80 women. Though many women lodged complaints in different districts, he could not be traced.

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