A 21-year-old man, Aas Mohammad, who posed himself as an army personnel Ashu Rana and befriended a class XII student by hiding his religious identity was arrested for stalking her and posting vulgar messages on social media after she broke her friendship with him, police said on Monday.
The matter came to light when the teenager filed a complaint at cyber police station of North district, Delhi.
Police said Aas Mohammad served as a cook on contract basis in Indian Army at Kalina Cantt, Mumbai and his previous antecedents are being verified. He is a native of a village in Meerut district, Uttar Pradesh.
When the accused was interrogated, he revealed that he initially became friend with the victim on TikTok platform where he introduced himself as Ashu Rana to the minor girl. They became friends and later also exchanged their mobile numbers. The Chinese app TikTok was banned in Bharat in 2020 due to national security concerns. However, it still remains accessible as per some reports.
The two also met four-five times in GTB Nagar, New Delhi. But after the girl’s mother got to know about their friendship, she inquired about the accused and found out his real name. Thereafter, the girl stopped talking to him.
To defame and harass the 17-year-old victim, the accused created multiple fake accounts on Instagram in her name and and posted vulgar messages with her photograph. He also started harassing the girl’s friends, relatives and teachers, and tried to extort money from the girl as well as her contacts.
“Aas Mohammad contacted her friends and teachers through these fake social media profiles. He tried to extort money from them and when he failed to do so, he abused them and posted vulgar messages with complainant’s photograph on social media to defame her,” said Sagar Singh Kalsi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North).
Police said a case has been lodged against Aas Mohammad under sections of 419 (cheating by impersonation), 500 (defamation), 354-D (stalking), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of POCSO and IT Acts respectively.
During investigation, details of the fake Instagram profile were obtained which ascertained that mobile number used for registration of the profile was registered in the name of accused Aas Mohammad. The accused was arrested on September 3 and a mobile phone along with two SIM cards were recovered from his possession.
Such cases have seen an explosion in the last decade with smart phones and internet becoming ubiquitous. Islamist youth, who are indoctrinated from an early age with notions of Islamic supremacy and to regard non-hijab/burqa clad women as immoral, display zero compunction in assuming fake identities online to prey on Hindu and other non-Muslim girls.
While Indian Muslim society is largely orthodox, the secularist indoctrination of the Hindu mind, decay of Hindu community and family life, weakening of our temples & religious institutions due to government control and interference, and unhealthy influence of films and mass media has led to Hindu teens engaging in risky behaviors from an increasingly young age.
Parents and the wider Hindu society needs to wake up. We need to go back to our Dharmic roots, make Dharma cool again, instill a healthy Dharmic value system in children along with teaching them about safe internet usage and the nature of Abrahamic fundamentalists. Shaming and shunning the HINO (Hindu in Name Only) influencers who lurk all around us, slowly poisoning our youth’s minds against their own Dharma, is also an important facet of this civilizational war.
As for the Indian state, we need to learn from nations like China on how to punish such criminals and tame the social media beast to clamp down on degeneracy-promoting influencers.