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My ex-boyfriend is blackmailing me to post my photos on WhatsApp

Shivendra Pratap Singh

Advocate

30/05/2021/ 9:13:10 PM

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My ex-boyfriend is blackmailing me after the breakup. He said that he will post my photos on whatsapp. We had been in a relationship for a year. Eventually I got to know his orthodox thinking about women and stuff and one day he blackmailed me that if I don’t listen to him he will reveal our relationship to my parents. And he came to my house and made a big scene.

Then I broke up with the gym. Now almost after a year he is texting me blackmailing me with our old pics that he will post everywhere. Texting and calling my friends and family members. defaming my name and reputation. Creating chaos at my doorstep threatening that he would kidnap me and make me suffer.

Question from: Goa

You should immediately lodge a First Information Report (FIR) against him. Circulating private pictures of a lady in the public is an offence under the Information Technology Act (IT Act). Section 67 of the IT Act punishing the act of dissemination of private or obscene photographs on the internet. Section 84-C of the IT Act enumerates that an attempt to commit any offence is also an offence. Hence, you should lodge an FIR.

Blackmailing is an act of attempt to commit offence

He has been threatening to spread your private photographs on the internet. This act shows that he has the intention to commit an offence and is very likely to disseminate them. It is a penultimate act and if not prevented at this stage he will certainly commit the offence. Blackmailing is an act which is more than preparation and it proves that he has attempted to commit an offence under section 67 of the IT Act. 

You should not delete those messages because it will prove your case. Those messages prove that your ex-boyfriend is blackmailing and threatening to publish photographs on social media. Don’t be afraid that your family and friends will know about this incident. These types of criminals have very weak character and usually run away after knowing that the victim has initiated a legal proceeding against him. So, you should take proper legal action against him.

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Shivendra Pratap Singh

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