Kerala cops to Facebook: Remove fake photo of gang-rape victim

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 10:02 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police has written to Facebook following a complaint from the parents of a young woman whose photograph was posted on the social networking site and identified as the Delhi gang-rape victim.

N. Vinayakumaran Nair, assistant commissioner of police, who heads the Hi-Tech Crime Enquiry Cell, said a probe had begun following a complaint from the parents of the woman whose picture was misused.

"We have written to the site which posted the picture. It should have been removed by now," Nair told IANS.

He said soon after the picture was posted, there were numerous comments saying it was fake.

"We are certain we will soon find out how this happened," he said. Nair did not disclose the complainant's name.

Earlier in the day, media reports claimed that the girl's father has lodged complaint with the cyber cell of police in Kerala saying the woman in picture as the Delhi rape victim is his daughter.

One of the images that was viral on Facebook was of a girl with tonsured head in a hospital bed and on ventilator.

Many on Facebook circulated the image while now it is known that the image was first uploaded by someone in Delhi.

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