statesman news service
CHANDIGARH, 28 JUNE : A US-based NRI has been booked for allegedly posting his wife&’s nude photos on social networking website, Facebook.
A resident of Moga district in Punjab, the wife has alleged that her NRI husband, Mr Sukhdeep Singh, uploaded her nude photos on Facebook after her parents could not meet his demand for Rs 15 lakh as dowry.
The woman got married to Mr Singh, belonging to Moranwali village in Hoshiarpur district, in March 2011. Leaving her behind, he then flew back to the USA two months after the marriage. Mr Singh had allegedly promised to call her abroad in a couple of months.
He allegedly called his wife’s family in October 2012 and demanded Rs 15 lakh for fulfilling her visa formalities. Her parents, however, expressed their helplessness in providing the amount, as they had already spent a huge amount on the marriage. This refusal is alleged to have strained relations between the couple. After some time, the victim discovered her nude photos on the social networking website, uploaded using a fake ID.
After establishing the charges prima facie, police have registered a criminal case under Sections 498-A, 406 and 385 of the IPC at Ajitwal police station against Mr Singh, his father Mr Daljit Singh and mother Ms Surinder Kaur. Police plan to to issue look-out notices against them now.