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Reporting Online Abuse

Last updated on Jun 8, 2022

If you are a victim of online abuse or know someone being victimised, you must report it to the authorities. You can report online abuse in any of the following ways:

Approaching the Police Station

When you go to the police station to complain about a case of online abuse that you have faced, they will ask you to file an FIR. You should make sure you give all the information you know about the incident and abuse that you have faced.

Cyber Cell

Cyber Cells are present in every state and some police stations may have a unit designated to work on cyber crimes. These cells or units will look into and help you out in cases of online violence such as online stalking, hacking, etc. In many states, you can file a complaint online through the website of the cyber cell. For instance, for Delhi, you can file an online complaint here.

If you want to file a complaint, you will have to either:

  • File a complaint online with your respective state’s Cyber Cell website or
  • Approach the police station where you will have to file an FIR which will be forwarded to the Cyber Cell.

Complaint Portals

Online Crime Reporting Portal

You can also lodge a complaint by using the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Online Crime Reporting Portal. You may be redirected to a specific State Government’s website to register a complaint.

Register a complaint in the section “Services for Citizen”, and click on “Report a Cyber Crime ”. Here, you can provide information about the offender, the victim, and the incident along with any supporting evidence, such as screenshots. You can report anonymously or with identification, and you can track your complaint as well. 

Cyber Crime Reporting Portal

You can also directly file a complaint on the Cyber Crime Reporting Portal. Complaints can also be made anonymously.  You can complain against various cybercrimes by selecting the option ‘Report Cyber Crime Related to Women/Child’ or ‘Report Other Cyber Crime’. You must login and create an account and select “Report and Track” if you wish to track your complaint.

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Comments

Manik Pahuja

July 21, 2022

One Girl took my video and Edit this with some another boys video and now she asking for money on Facebook and Said if I don’t give money ₹30,000
she’ll upload this Video on Facebook and other Socia Media Platforms.
She even took my no. from facebook and semd this picture from her profile with fake allegations and asking about money.

Nyaaya

August 8, 2022

You may file a complaint for online abuse by following the steps mentioned in the explainer above.

lalaki

December 3, 2022

Sir I’m from Pakistan and the same thing happened to me by a person in india. How can i complain? I have his phone number and facebook details. He claimed to be a girl at first

Nyaaya

December 8, 2022

You can lodge a complaint by using the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs’ Online Crime Reporting Portal. You may be redirected to a specific State Government’s website to register a complaint. Register a complaint in the section “Services for Citizen”, and click on “Report a Cyber Crime ”. Here, you can provide information about the offender, the victim, and the incident along with any supporting evidence, such as screenshots. You can report anonymously or with identification, and you can track your complaint as well.

Chameera

August 20, 2023

One Indian girl contact me via facebook and take video call. Now she blackmailing me and asking money. Please tell me to complain this regard. I need contact number on relevant authority.

Anuj lakra

May 14, 2024

Excuse me sir some boy are disperesting my elder sister infront of me how shoul i react?

Disha Priyadarsini

October 13, 2023

There is a Instagram account posting my exposing pictures and trying to blackmail me. Plz help me with that

Alka Manral

June 10, 2024

Firstly, do not delete the messages or photos/videos received from this number. These can be used as evidence in the case.
You can file an online cyber complaint at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal: https://cybercrime.gov.in/. The website provides instructions as to filing the complaint and the documents necessary for it.
You can also call 1930, the national cybercrime helpline number, to report your problem.
You can call on the police helpline number 100.
In case of a woman, you can also call the helpline numer 1090 (National Woman Helpline) or 181 (Abhayam Helpline) or your state’s helpline number related to the same, which can be found at https://www.indiacustomercare.com/women-helpline-numbers.
You can also file an FIR under sections 503, 506 and 507 of the IPC (criminal intimidation) and sections 66E (violation of privacy), 67 (publishing/transmitting obscene material in electronic form), 67A (publishing/transmitting material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form) of the IT Act.

Shivam Sharma

January 19, 2024

Hy my name is Shivam Sharma my father died when I was 8 years old
Now I m 18 year old boy now I am facing a mental trauma by my uncle last 3 year I was avoiding because I want to concentrate on my study but now he treatens to kill me I don’t know why ..
He tried so many times like throw a heavy weight stone from terrace to me
And abused me or my mother and once upon a time he slapped my younger sister and said that get out from this house, so many time he split on my mother head from his floor
I am so depressed what should I do please help

Alka Manral

April 18, 2024

In case of facing abuse and at the hands of your uncle you need to file a complain against him in your nearest police station in order to initiate and investigation. The step-by-step method of filing an FIR is:
1. Visit the Police Station:
• Go to the police station that has authority over the area where the offense took place.
2. Notify the Officer-in-Charge:
• Inform the officer in charge or any available officer about the offense. You can provide the information orally or in writing.
3. Provide Necessary Information:
• Clearly and succinctly describe the incident, including:
• Date and time of the offense
• Location of the offense
• Nature of the offense
• Details of the victim(s) and perpetrator(s) if known
• Presence of any witnesses
• Any available evidence
4. Review and Sign the FIR:
• The officer will record your information and prepare the First Information Report (FIR).
• Carefully review the FIR for accuracy and completeness.
• Sign the FIR once you’ve confirmed the details.
5. Obtain a Copy:
• You have the right to receive a free copy of the FIR. Request it from the police officer.
6. Understand Your Rights:
• You can lodge an FIR regardless of your relationship to the victim or the offense.
• The police cannot reject registering an FIR for a cognizable offense. If they do, you can file a complaint with the Superintendent of Police or approach the magistrate.
Additional Information:
• In some states, you can file an FIR online through citizen portals.
• If you can’t visit the police station, you can inform them via phone or email.
• Keep copies of any evidence you have, such as medical reports or witness statements.
• Seek legal advice if needed during the FIR filing process or if you have concerns.
Remember:
• Filing an FIR is crucial for initiating an investigation and seeking justice.
• Provide accurate and comprehensive details to the police.
• Know your rights and assert them if necessary
Also, on the account of you facing mental trauma please refer to the following portals for mental health support:
1. Nimhans.ac.in/pssmhs-helpline
2. Sumaitri.net: Call: 011-23389090, 09315767849

Aarnav Ravishankar

March 11, 2024

I am a 13 year old boy and I get abused on a daily basis from my brother and this has been going on from 2 and a half years. I constantly thought that he might change nd let me give one more opportunity but I have had enough.Yesterday he punched and kicked me in the face. He indulges in my daily life and dictates how I should speak ,what I should speak and when I should speak.He basically controls my whole life and this has been affecting me physically and mentally.

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

1) The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules 2000 deal with noise pollution in residential and other areas. In residential areas, the limits are 55 db(A) in the daytime and 45 db(A) in the nighttime. When any of the provisions of the Rules are being violated, a complaint can be filed with the authority decided by the State Pollution Control Board. 2) In the present case, since the pump function 24/7 and exceeds the set limit (should exceed limit by 10dB or more), you can complain to the relevant authority. To find the relevant authority, check the list available on CPCB website titled “Authority List for Implementation of Noise Rules” <https://cpcb.nic.in/displaypdf.php?id=Tm9pc2UtU3RhbmRhcmRzL0F1dGhvcml0eUxpc3QucGRm)>. For example, if you are a resident of Karnataka, then you can complain to any Police Officer of the area, whose rank is either Superintendent of Police or above. 3) Noise pollution is covered in criminal law through Section 268 of the IPC which deals with public nuisance. A complaint can be filed against such nuisance, if it causes the annoyance to the public, under Section 290 of the IPC. 4)

Saif ullah

March 18, 2024

Someone abuses me with a new number on a message

राम पाठक

June 5, 2024

फोन वर ब्लॉक केले तरी सतत मुलीला कॉल करत असेल तर कोणत्या पोलीस स्टेशन मध्ये तक्रार करावी

Pooja verma

October 3, 2022

Is it any serious in there??

Archna

September 15, 2023

Ak aadmi mujhe wtsapp pat msg Katke. Baar baar galat bol rha h jbki Mai usko Jani bui nhi he treate me like call girl and he gives me money. Wo mujhe mentally disturb kar rha h

Neha Kumari

September 27, 2023

Ek ladka hai up se m online work search kr rhi thi to wo mujha online platform ke through mila tha . M uske under m kaam krti thi . Phir dheera dheera kaam band ho gya uske baad wo mujha call and message krta tha or mujhsa kaam se related baat krta tha dheera dheera wo mera close aane lga or aur batata hone lagi . Kuch din tk aasa chala wo mujha use v kr rha tha . Phir aahanak usse kuch hua or mujha duri banana lga . M bhut koshis ki usse puchna ka lakin wo mujha ignore krna lga . Ek din wo mujha message kiye ek work se related . M usko boli nhi krna h to wo mujha personal comments krna lga or gali Dena laga . Personal comments family ke upar , mera self appearance , or gandi gandi gali Dena laga jbb mujhsa bardas nhi hua to m v usko gali di . Mujha ko kaam krna tha lakin uski zuban bhut gandi h . Kuch din baad m jb usko mssg ki to v wo mujha gandi gandi gali Dena or personal comments kr rha tha . Kuch kaam ka v puchti hu to wo mujha gandi gandi gali deta h m usko block krti hu to wo mujha smg prr mssg krta h . M preshan ho gyi hu sir . Bhut frustrated hu . Please meri complain accept kriye . Nhi to pata nhi wo or kitni ladkiyo ke sath aasa krta ho ga . Uska naam Chandra Prakash Tiwari hai . Wo up ka rhana wala h . City baberu Banda . Thank you sir I hope aap meri help kriyga

Nidhi

November 8, 2023

Koi ladka hai pata nhi kaha hai pic bhi nahi hai uski or wo ladka meri photo ko AI ki madat se nude bna rha hai or mujhe bhej bhej ke dhamki de rha hai ki video sex chat karun nhi to wo porn site par daal dega mai bhot pareshn hu mujhe ek ladke par Shak hai kyunki jab mai usko block karti hu to hi wo msg karta hai or nude pic meri apne insta par dp lagata hai mai middle class family se hu agar mere gaon me kisi ko pata chla to meri pariwar ki bhot insult hogi plz meri madat kijiye wrna mai apni jaan de dungi mere paas or koi rasta nahi hai plz help me 😭😭😭

Sujata

December 4, 2023

A boy is messaging me in worst words please teach him something

Neeraj

August 2, 2022

My wife photos and there personal details show in aisle dating app.please help me

Nyaaya

August 8, 2022

You may file a complaint by referring to the explainer above.

Azam ansari

February 16, 2024

Someone abusing and harassing me from UAE . What should I do

Alka Manral

April 30, 2024

First, do not delete the messages or photos/videos received from this number.. Document or record any communication where the person is harassing you. This will be useful as evidence.
Secondly, do not communicate further with the person.
1. If the person is harassing you through accounts on Instagram or Facebook, you can report that person on the Instagram or Facebook app/website itself: https://help.instagram.com/547601325292351
2. You can file an online cyber complaint at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (https://cybercrime.gov.in/). The website provides instructions as to filing the compaint and the documents necessary for it.
3. You can also call 1930, the national cybercrime helpline number, to report your problem. You can call on the police helpline number 100. In case you are a woman, you can also call the helpline number 1090 (National Woman Helpline) or 181 (Abhayam Helpline) or your state’s helpline number related to the same, which can be found at https://www.indiacustomercare.com/women-helpline-numbers.
If you want to file a complaint at the cyber cell, you will have to either: File a complaint online with your respective state’s Cyber Cell website or Approach the police station where you will have to file an FIR which will be forwarded to the Cyber Cell.
You can file an FIR under the following provisions at the police station:
1. Section 507 of IPC: If this person is threatening you anonymously through a fake account, you can file under Section 507 of IPC. However, you have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
2. Section 503 of IPC: If this person is not performing these actions anonymously, then you can file under Section 503 of IPC. However, you still have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
3. Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, you can file under Section 509 of IPC.
4. Section 354A of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is making sexual remarks or sending you pornography, you can file under Section 354A of IPC. 5. Section 354D of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is not allowing you to the internet as you wish, then you can file an FIR for section 354D of IPC.
6. Section 67 of the IT Act: If this person is sending you obscene content or pornography, then you can file under Section 67 of the IT Act. You can do this regardless of being a man or a woman.

Alka Manral

May 21, 2024

First, do not delete the messages or photos/videos received from this number.. Document or record any communication where the person is harassing you. This will be useful as evidence.
Secondly, do not communicate further with the person.
1. If the person is harassing you through accounts on Instagram or Facebook, you can report that person on the Instagram or Facebook app/website itself: https://help.instagram.com/547601325292351
2. You can file an online cyber complaint at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (https://cybercrime.gov.in/). The website provides instructions as to filing the compaint and the documents necessary for it.
3. You can also call 1930, the national cybercrime helpline number, to report your problem. You can call on the police helpline number 100. In case you are a woman, you can also call the helpline number 1090 (National Woman Helpline) or 181 (Abhayam Helpline) or your state’s helpline number related to the same, which can be found at https://www.indiacustomercare.com/women-helpline-numbers.
If you want to file a complaint at the cyber cell, you will have to either: File a complaint online with your respective state’s Cyber Cell website or Approach the police station where you will have to file an FIR which will be forwarded to the Cyber Cell.
You can file an FIR under the following provisions at the police station:
1. Section 507 of IPC: If this person is threatening you anonymously through a fake account, you can file under Section 507 of IPC. However, you have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
2. Section 503 of IPC: If this person is not performing these actions anonymously, then you can file under Section 503 of IPC. However, you still have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
3. Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, you can file under Section 509 of IPC.
4. Section 354A of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is making sexual remarks or sending you pornography, you can file under Section 354A of IPC. 5. Section 354D of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is not allowing you to the internet as you wish, then you can file an FIR for section 354D of IPC.
6. Section 67 of the IT Act: If this person is sending you obscene content or pornography, then you can file under Section 67 of the IT Act. You can do this regardless of being a man or a woman. –

Praneeth

June 16, 2024

My photos are posted in a roasting channel in a LGBTQ form and harassing by showing to all

Priyanka Paygude

August 7, 2022

My dad beats me and my sister like wild animals and we are sure wlhe can’t control his anger and thinks he has a full right on us and therefore can kill us too.he used to beat out mom also very badly but I don’t know why but she supports him in hitting us.

Nyaaya

August 8, 2022

Please go through our explainer on Domestic Violence

Surya N Dash

January 4, 2024

I received a call from +92 3046226893 pretending to be Sub inspector and threatening me for and arrest and for my details and abusing as well.

Kindly suggest what shall be done in this case

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

This is the case of Cyber Bullying. You can report the crime at National Cybercrime Reporting Portal (NCRP). Alternatively you can call 1930 which is national cybercrime helpline.

Stuti

March 16, 2024

Same here mam I am from Karnataka last night my father beat me up like a wild animal and my mother was supporting him he beat me with belt and scars are on my hand he hit me on head and my brother after knowing he provoke me to fight with him and as result my father beats me he does not beat him if he makes any mistakes he is a actual psycho

ajaz pasha

August 10, 2022

my wife filled false 498a on my whole family 3mnths back she came at home and beaten to my mother and broken the hand bone police not taken action after so many times we compliant but no action my sister got new married last year 1kid born 2days back yesterday my wife called to my sis husband and abused to him and broking my sister marraige life

Nyaaya

August 12, 2022

You may refer to our explainer on FIR to file your report.

Nitin

August 26, 2022

He sir, I contacted to a online OTT smaller but he is abusing me on whatsapp. I have blocked him on whatsapp now he is sending bad messages on facebook messenger. Where I have to complain in this regard.

Nyaaya

September 1, 2022

You can complain through any of the mediums mentioned in the explainer above.

Nitin

August 26, 2022

Hello sir, I contacted to a online OTT seller but he is abusing me on whatsapp. I have blocked him on whatsapp now he is sending bad messages on facebook messenger. Where I have to complain in this regard.

Nyaaya

September 5, 2022

You can file a complaint on the Online Complaints Portal mentioned in the explainer above.

Kinjal Singh

September 29, 2022

Hello sir, this is to bring to your notice that i kinjal singh is getting bullied by my fellow school mates by making my fake instagram account and writing shit about me on stories like if you want my nudes dm me and by abusing me but the problem is i don’t know who was doing this but i know for sure that he/she was my fellow school mate.

Nyaaya

October 7, 2022

Every day there are several persons who become victims to various offences committed by imposters. These victims have the right to report such instances as the attackers are in violation of various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (fraudulent impersonation is a statutory offence) and the Information Technology Act, 2000.
The most relevant section for fake accounts is Sec 66D of the IT Act which states that: “Whoever, by means of any communication device or computer resource cheats by personation, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend up to three years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extend up to one lakh rupees”. Moreover Sec 66C of the Act states that “Whoever, fraudulently or dishonestly make use of the electronic signature, password or any other unique identification feature of any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine with may extend to rupees one lakh.”

In case of fake accounts that are used to cheat others by appropriating the personal information of other users without their consent or by using made-up personal details, the creator can be held liable under Section 416 of the IPC which deals with cheating by personation. The provision states that a person is said to ‘cheat by personation’ if he cheats by pretending to be some other person. The imposter would be held guilty whether the individual personated is a real or imaginary person. Under Section 468, any person who commits forgery of an electronic record for the purpose of cheating would also be held guilty.

Chethan

September 16, 2022

Someone in Instagram posting derogatory posts against religion

Nyaaya

September 19, 2022

You can use the report tool on Instagram to report the post or profile.

Anirudh

September 17, 2022

Hello,
Someone created a fake account on Instagram and sent very vulgar messages to me and my ex-girlfriend.

Nyaaya

September 21, 2022

Step 1: Immediately report the case to the Social Media service provider. For Instagram, you can use the following link to report the impersonation: https://help.instagram.com/370054663112398/?helpref=uf_share

Step 2: Report the case of impersonation and inappropriate messages to the authorities. You can file the complaint in the following ways-

1. Online at https://www.cybercrime.gov.in/
2. At your nearest Police Station
3. At the District Cyber Cells

Following are the documents related requirements for a social media cyber crime complaint-

1. Copy/screenshot of alleged contents/profile
2. Screenshot copy of URL of alleged contents
3. Contents should be in both hard & soft forms
4. Soft copy should be given in CD-R only

403006

August 14, 2023

Hello sir, I don’t known that person he is my village area person but he is abusing me on call . I have blocked Where I have to complain in this regard. Name Kalia
Ph:- 9748522979 this person i don’t known why calling me …

Nita

September 27, 2022

a big brand posted my picture from Intagram on their commercial website for their personal promotion without asking for my consent or paying for the same or even giving credits and used them for 2 months without my knowledge. When I asked them they said they will take it down. But i need either remuneration or credits for the same. I bought their dress with my own money and tagged them while posting the picture on my page but they used it for commercial purpose without letting me know. I need to know how can I get back at them.

Nyaaya

October 7, 2022

A legal notice can be sent to the brand claiming monetary damage and due credits for the photo as the brand is violating your Right to Publicity, the right of an individual to prevent others from using his name, likeness, photograph or image for commercial purposes without obtaining consent. This right (Right to Publicity) was recognized by the Delhi High Court in the case of ICC Development v. Arvee Enterprises (2003).

Using a photograph for commercial purposes without someone’s consent is violation of right to privacy which is considered as unfair trade practice and also misappropriation of intellectual property. The action of the brand is also violating Section 38 and 57 of Copyright Act, 1957 which protects the unauthorized use of authors marketing rights and reputation.

A complaint can also be filed with the Police’s Cyber Cell after submitting a formal written complaint to the cell, after which the cyber cell will carry out its investigation.

Archana

July 4, 2023

My relative send recording using abusive language she even use vulgar language and scold my parents and me.

Ashvini Mahajan

October 11, 2022

This was helpful.
Someone has been stalking and abusing me on “Confessout” page and since its an annonymous messaging website, i don’t know the identity. It has been 3+ years. All the vulgar and offensive messages are from the same person. I am totally clueless on what to do. This person even sends me stalking messages like they stalk me in public and message me annonymously on the website about what i wore and how i was looking. This is really traumatising for me to know someone is so abnormally obsessed with abusing and stalking me for absolutely no reason. I doubt certain people though. It will be really helpful if anyone can help me with the issue

Nyaaya

October 25, 2022

Stalking is a punishable offense under the Indian Penal Code and you can legally approach the authorities for redressal. Here are two ways to do that-

1. You can file a complaint at your nearest police station and get an FIR registered. You can get an FIR registered even without knowing the identity of the harasser. The police can look for the harasser during investigation. Make sure you mention all the details of case to the police for better investigation.

2. Alternatively, you can file a cyber complaint at https://cybercrime.gov.in/Webform/crmcondi.aspx . For this you have mention your details along with the events that have emerged as stalking behaviour.

Harsh

March 24, 2024

+918756668463 this number abused’ me

Alka Manral

May 31, 2024

Firstly, make sure to keep the proof and gather further evidence. Take screenshots of the abusive post, comments, calls, and any messages you might have received. Make sure the date and time are visible in the screenshots.

Report the abuse to Instagram: Instagram has mechanisms to report abusive content. You can report the post and the user who abused you. Here’s how to report abuse on Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/165828726894770

Various laws can apply to this situation in case you wish to pursue legal action –

1. Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act): Section 67 deals with publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.
2. Section 499 of IPC: If this person is using these words to hurt your reputation in front of others, then you can file an FIR for Section 499 of IPC.
3. Section 503 of IPC: If this person is threatening to cause injury to your reputation so that you are scared or so that you do something you do not want to do, then you can file an FIR for section 503 of IPC.
3) Section 507 of IPC: If this person is using a fake account to threaten to cause injury to your reputation so that you are scared or so that you do something you do not want to do, you can file an FIR for Section 507 of IPC.
4) Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, then you can file an FIR for Section 509 of IPC.
5) Section 354A of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is making sexual remarks about you, then you can file an FIR for Section 354A of IPC.
You can also file an FIR for these sections. If the police officer refuses to register an FIR, you can submit a written application to the Superintendent of Police or you can reach out to any superior police officer like the DIG or IGP. You can also file an online cyber complaint at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal: https://cybercrime.gov.in/. The website provides instructions as to filing the complaint and the documents necessary for it.
You can also call 1930, the national cybercrime helpline number, to report your problem.
You can call on the police helpline number 100.
In case of a woman, you can also call the helpline numer 1090 (National Woman Helpline) or 181 (Abhayam Helpline) or your state’s helpline number related to the same, which can be found at https://www.indiacustomercare.com/women-helpline-numbers.

Kumar

November 21, 2022

Today I Got a call from Near by police station stating that Your Internet was misused and asking to visit police station and to give me a written Letter. I am shocked about that and I am using internet from last 13 Years and never faced this type of issues. Can anyone help me

Chethan

April 7, 2023

One guy abused our God in Instagram how to give complaint through online with proof

My name is Sakshi Sanjay Patil

August 10, 2023

One of my classmate named Om Taskar used abuse language for me. So I want ro file complaint against him. So I request you to please take this seriously. He also raised his voice in front of me.

Busan

June 5, 2023

I sent a girl a picture and she edited it and added some more pictures of mine and is repeatedly asking me for money or else she will send the whole pictures and videos to my friends and families. She is from US and I am from other country. Please help me with this one.

Mohit

June 14, 2023

While I was returning from the office, I was harassed by an individual, who appeared to be from a village. He was riding a bike at an excessive speed, putting us in constant danger. The situation escalated when he began verbally abusing and yelling at me. He even threatened me, mentioning his rural background and implying further harm. This incident left me feeling extremely insecure. I believe it’s crucial for some form of justice to be served, perhaps by reaching out to him through a call, to firmly convey that such behavior will not be tolerated. For your reference, the bike’s registration number is HR 51 BX 4039.

Naina

July 1, 2023

One boy on instagram msg me and try to be my friend…i talk to him for a week he said he is my senior in the same course which im doing,so i share him my number for some documents and my Nrmal pics,onces or twice,then i came to know his behaviour is abusive i stop talking to him and block him from every where,he is reaching me with other number and abusing me and forcing me to meet him once…i block his other number too

I don’t know what he will do further ,he knw my college,my real name and in which class i study…..iam worried if he try to defame me in my college and try to reach my in college….

I can’t share this to my family…

Amogh

July 6, 2023

One guy gave me abuse words and used abusive language instead of talking wisely on Instagram I have his comments ss and his I’d

Dxb

July 23, 2023

Hello Sir, i was on Facebook and i got one text and she was asking to text over whatsapp from this number +91 74548 60972 Name Priya on WhatsApp and she started asking for video call. I thought that will be a general convention but sudden she take off her cloths and cutted the call in the night. she is telling she’ll upload that Video on Facebook and other Socia Media Platforms. And in my family. Then she started blackmailing that she will upload my video. Onward I block. Next morning from the other number +91 90407 71815 I got WhatsApp message to calls back and he is telling that he is from crime branch Pritampura Delhi and asking money 11500 rupees to settle the matter in his personal account number
Name: Arun s/o Babulal.
HDFC Bank HDFC0002249
BRANCH BHIWADI II
ACCOUNT 50100430894955
Please help…

Nehal

July 25, 2023

A person have fooled my sister and asked a amount of 1lakh and now refusing to return it. He has invested that amount on Crypto. He is abusing and threatening her. Please suggest.

Nehal

July 25, 2023

A person have taken huge amount with a promise to return and he has invested in crypto app. Now abusing and threatening her. Please help.

Jaya

July 29, 2023

If person sudden at outside while cross says pora paaru Thevdiya very bad word
I just ask,I don’t know who he is I just turn and stare at him,if like this situation what will do or react again,please reply…

Mokshi

August 6, 2023

My name is sonia sehgal
This is regarding my daughters and her ex bf .her bf cheated her and harassed her for money and looted her for 1 80 lacs.my daughter age is 22 and his age is 32.i am very scared i am attaching all images of their chats and he used to abuse her badly.i want to book the case i have attached all proofs of their watsapp chats instagram chats and recordings.

Alka Manral

June 10, 2024

Firstly, make sure to keep the proof and gather further evidence. Keep safe screenshots of the abusive texts and any other messages you might have received. Make sure the date and time are visible in the screenshots.

Report the abuse to Instagram: Instagram has mechanisms to report abusive content. You can report the post and the user who abused you. Here’s how to report abuse on Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/165828726894770

Various laws can apply to this situation in case you wish to pursue legal action –

1. Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act): Section 67 deals with publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.
2. Section 499 of IPC: If this person is using these slang words to hurt your reputation in front of others, then you can file an FIR for Section 499 of IPC.
3. Section 503 of IPC: If this person is threatening to cause injury to your reputation so that you are scared or so that you do something you do not want to do, then you can file an FIR for section 503 of IPC.
3) Section 507 of IPC: If this person is using a fake account to threaten to cause injury to your reputation so that you are scared or so that you do something you do not want to do, you can file an FIR for Section 507 of IPC.
4) Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, then you can file an FIR for Section 509 of IPC.
5) Section 354A of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is making sexual remarks about you, then you can file an FIR for Section 354A of IPC.
To file the FIR, you can approach the Cyber Cell at the nearby police station. If there is no cyber cell, then you can file an FIR at any Police Station. You can also file a cyber complaint on this website – National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal: https://cybercrime.gov.in/

Regarding the money, you may call the police and file an FIR under section 383 (Extortion). Her ex-boyfriend can be jailed for upto 3 years for this, and there will be remedy to get the money back.

Sandhya

August 16, 2023

Dear Sir,
I would like to register a complaint against Mr. Sonu Dhariya for online harassment. He has been spreading fake news about me and my private photographs in my locality. He has been sharing with my relatives, Area people, neighbors on social media and internet. This is causing me a lots of mental trauma.
Pl help me by catching this guy and get all my photographs in his possesion deleted.
He used to study with me in college.
His details are as follows,
Name: Sonu Dhariya
Phone num: 9818642138, 8851907887, 9873465305, 925806687
Address: Ashok Nagar

Funsho olu

September 5, 2023

A perpetrator who is a student of Fuoye has been blackmailing a girl in order to collect money from her, threaten to post her nude on line. Please help.

Rachit

September 11, 2023

I know a guy who is threatning me by calls and giving verbal abuses but i do not have any call recordings but i have name place and every details what to do

Testuser

September 12, 2023

In a youtube live channel, few persons are abusing others by using foul language and unparliamentary words in the comments section

Raj Karan Rajput

September 14, 2023

Sir this mobile number 6372745204 is harassing me with made dirty fake video of mine.

ASUTOSH DEY

September 16, 2023

Sir,I am Asutosh Dey, from Agartala, Tripura, I had a Facebook friend by name Anjali Sharma,probably form Gujarat,she started to call me on vdo calls,at any time day or night and overnight when two days ago I made an audio call to warn her she requested to go on vdo call,she called me and stated to show vulger activities, when I stopped the vdo she messaged me to give her money or she will upload her vdo with my screen shot. I got frightened and deleted messenger and what’s app. Next day an unknown no.called me several times,I received it,no.was 7995343917,he said he is a officer from Delhi Crime branch,where the girl has reported against me,the officer gave me another no.8797673185 named Rahul Sharma,YOUTUBE upload Department, to negotiated with him for not to upload the content.The officer also said me inform him very soon about our negotiations.
Sir,I am in undone,please tell me what shal I do.

waqss

September 17, 2023

some college boys make my fighting video in class and upload this and now im very upset

Harjot

September 18, 2023

Someone use my name on Instagram and post my pictures on it without my permission I’m really worried about it what should i do now

Alka Manral

June 10, 2024

Firstly, do not delete the messages or photos/videos received from this number. These can be used as evidence in the case.
You can file an online cyber complaint at the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal: https://cybercrime.gov.in/. The website provides instructions as to filing the complaint and the documents necessary for it.
You can also call 1930, the national cybercrime helpline number, to report your problem.
You can call on the police helpline number 100.
In case of a woman, you can also call the helpline numer 1090 (National Woman Helpline) or 181 (Abhayam Helpline) or your state’s helpline number related to the same, which can be found at https://www.indiacustomercare.com/women-helpline-numbers.
You can also file an FIR under sections 292 (sale of obscene books, pamphlets, etc.), 503, 506, 507 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and sections 66E (violation of privacy), 67 (publishing/transmitting obscene material in electronic form), 67A (publishing/transmitting material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form) of the IT Act. If the police officer refuses to register an FIR, you can submit a written application to the Superintendent of Police or you can reach out to any superior police officer like the DIG or IGP.

Jaya

September 18, 2023

I’m working in well reputed company and my job is to work as HR recruiter, so I was taking an interview of my candidates and one of them were first ready with terms& conditions and process that he have to go through..but still I was doubting him because of his excuses..and suddenly today he stated blabbering and started claiming baseless accusations about my company and about the job profile..started using nasty words and he has harassed me personally! Even though I’ve talked to him politely that why didn’t you asked me about the authenticity even though I was asking you in the interview round itself that whether you have any doubts or questions regarding the job profile then do let me know but you didn’t asked after reading all these messages still he was misbehaving with me and harassed me. I’ve complained to my senior and to the job portal from where he had applied for the job. I don’t know what to do that time but I was just surprised, disappointed and depressed! He was the scammer and abuser but he was putting baseless allegations to my company and harassed me. Kindly do some needful.

Rituparna Ghoshal

September 20, 2023

Ami wants to file a defamation case against gold ruppe loan with syber crime. Please take legal steps. I am a woman they are sending some editing sexual images to my phn. Herras are doing me mentally, they are sending those pics to everyone by hacking my phn’s contact list. They are threatening me. My fault is that I could not pay them some amount.I will give them the rest of money.But they are harassing me and defaming me. please do some action against them.
They are sending these to me from these numbers 923410439227,923044432981,923477230263

Rituparna Ghoshal

September 20, 2023

i wants to file a defamation case against gold ruppe loan with syber crime. Please take legal steps. I am a woman they are sending sexual image to my phn. Herras are doing me mentally, they are sending those pics to everyone by hacking my phn’s contact list. They are threatening me. My fault is that I could not pay them some amount.I will give them the rest of money .But they are harassing me and defaming me. please do some action against them.
They are sending these to me from these numbers 923410439227,923044432981,923477230263

Mayank

September 22, 2023

Someone threatening me to kill me in Instagram,
What should I don’t I want arrest him but he is khalistani supporter who live in Punjabi and I’m from another state also o don’t want to know this issue my father

Ram

September 26, 2023

But sir In cybercrime Portal it is mentioned that this portal specially focus on Cyber Crime Related to Women/Child’, Why is it so, I mean Y it is not Gender Neutral ,Y it doesn’t focus on male, What Will male do if female will blackmail them by editing their photo, and Y now a days blackmailing male by female is increasing but is going Unreported in India.

Anaswara

September 28, 2023

Iam 18 years old . I had a relationship when I was 16 and he asked me to send nudes. But I refused to send nudes and that created problems in our relationship. I was feeling really bad of having this relationship and I broke up with him and he began to blackmail me. He told me that he’d spread rumours about me that he kissed me, he touched my private parts and etc. But I didn’t care. I was living in some peace after that. After someday he tried to contact me again. He wanted to be my friend and I said ok let’s be friends. But I didn’t knew that his ultimate aim was to make me his. That caused me trauma. And I was mentally feeling bad. I just tried to suicide because I know he’ll threaten me until I die. And after seeing the bleeding hand of mine that I sent him, he blocked me and left. I thought he’ll never come back again. But I was wrong. He came like after an year and tried to get in touch with me. But this time I was really prepared. He wanted to meet me. But I refused. Whenever he tries to contact me, Iam getting so much trouble. I’m just afraid of him. He contacted me yesterday too. And I blocked him. I don’t know what he want. I told him I’m over him and I got a new boyfriend. He’s still haunting me in my dreams and my life. What should I do???😭😭

Vikas Tiwari

September 29, 2023

In the case of cheque bounce of Rs 550000 Abhineet verma vs Rishabh mittal & Ors complainaint available with his attorney Sushil Chawla , Accused Rishabh Mittal & third party not present.
Hence under section 138 and section 420 matter to be placed in the court of honourable judge Vikas Tiwari on 17.10.2023.
Both Accused parties to file their bail bond of Rs 20000 each on or before 02.10.2023

Mona

October 2, 2023

9814512279 & 9669783328, recieved call from these numbers… he asked me if I have 5 minutes, i politely conveyed that cannot not talk… he again called me n talked abusive. I have to then cut the call… I wish report this number.. n whatever action is possible, i request the concern dept to take it.

Adhiraj singh bedi

October 3, 2023

A person has put my edited photo on his dp that really hurts me and I fell like harassment his no. 8860660188 his name is Lakshsy kindly block his number and report it

Synonyms

October 6, 2023

There is a group of 3 girls who prank people by using random IDs from different IDs and harass the public
I am a victim of these people’s prank and when I confirmed with them, they were blaming me instead
Please help me

Akshata

October 30, 2023

My friend who’s just 17 is being bullied and harrassed on the quroa app. Her fake profile has been made and she’s been body shamed, sexually abused and her personal information is been exploited.

Bhupendra tiwari

November 19, 2023

There is someone who try to abuse me and say talk really shit about me please asap do something

Ekta Tuli

November 21, 2023

Hi all,
I joined a company called corporate executive board in 2011 and worked with womanizer shaurav sen and his team. He tried to harrass me and then I left the company. After leaving the organisation, shaurav sen hacked my phone, all social media Channels and email platform. He tortured me very badly and destroyed my life and career. He did my character assassination mutual times. We are sitting in 2023 and till date he is troubling me via cyber crime and phone hacking. Pls help and save me. I also deserve to live a free life like any other individual in India. He then threatened me for life attacks and kidnapping if I don’t marry his acquaintance arjun jolly. Pls take action against such goons like shaurav sen and arjun jolly who torture women and make life hell for women.

Shena

December 3, 2023

One boy every day told me that he viral personal pic in social media.What can I do

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

It’s understandable to feel overwhelmed and anxious when facing threats like these. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what you can do:
You can reach out to the National Commission for Women Helpline at 7827170170 for assistance and guidance. They can offer support and resources to help you navigate through this challenging situation.
Report to Cybercrime Authorities: If the threats are severe or persistent, you can file a complaint with the cybercrime authorities at https://cybercrime.gov.in Provide them with all the evidence you have gathered. They have the expertise to investigate such cases and take necessary actions against the perpetrator.
If you know the identity of the person threatening you, go to your local police station and ask to file a complaint. Explain the situation to the police officers and provide them with the evidence you have gathered.

Anonymous

December 8, 2023

A friend of mine got online threats on Instagram about leaking obscene photographs of them if they doesn’t pay money. She was scared and paid ₹2000 plus some extra vouchers. A similar threat has come upon them and threats too. We filed an online anonymous complaint. I was hoping to go to the police station and file a fir but the victim is scared of her name coming out in the open and her parents coming to know of the situation. Please tell me if I can go and file an FIR with their consent instead of them going.

Alka Manral

June 10, 2024

It’s commendable that you’re taking proactive steps to support your friend. In India, the offense your friend is facing falls under cybercrime, specifically extortion and intimidation using electronic communication mediums like Instagram. This is a serious offense and is punishable under the Information Technology Act, 2000, and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
The remedy available under Indian law for such offenses includes:
Filing an FIR (First Information Report): This is the first step in initiating a criminal investigation. An FIR can be filed at the nearest police station where the offense occurred or where the victim resides. It’s crucial to provide all relevant details and evidence to the police.
Legal Action: Once an FIR is filed, the police will investigate the matter. If sufficient evidence is found, the perpetrator can be arrested and prosecuted in court.
Cyber Cell Complaint: Since this involves online threats, your friend can also approach the Cyber Crime Cell of the police department. They specialize in handling cybercrimes and can provide specific expertise in dealing with cases like these.
Legal Counsel: It’s advisable for your friend to seek legal counsel to understand their rights and options under the law. A lawyer can provide guidance throughout the legal process and ensure that your friend’s interests are protected.
Regarding your question about filing the FIR on behalf of your friend, it’s best to consult with local authorities or legal experts. In some cases, a person can authorize another individual to file an FIR on their behalf, especially if they’re facing threats or concerns about their identity being disclosed.
However, the specifics of this process may vary depending on the jurisdiction and the policies of the local police department. It’s essential to ensure that all legal procedures are followed correctly to ensure the best possible outcome for your friend.
Encourage your friend to gather any evidence they have, such as screenshots of the threats, and document all communication with the perpetrator. This information will be valuable in supporting their case during the investigation.
Most importantly, reassure your friend that seeking help is the right thing to do, and they’re not alone in this situation. It’s crucial to address these threats promptly to prevent further harm and ensure the safety and well-being of your friend.

T

January 9, 2024

I have one question, my father beats my mom, abuse her verbally daily because of that me and my mom are under a lot of pressure. He is in politics and threatened us that if we leave him or did not obey him then he will file a false complaint against us and we will be behind the lockup as he has many politics link
What to do in this case?

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

This is the case of domestic violence. You can reach out for help to National Commission for women at 7827170170. As per IPC Section 498A (BNS Section 84) cruelty is an offence with a jail time for three years. For legal Aid, you can check National Commission for Women website at http://www.ncw.nic.in/helplines.

Arun Kumar

February 4, 2024

Someone bulling me and black mailing me on WhatsApp and Instagram from these two numbers +91 85989 41093
+91 89173 84975

Alka Manral

April 18, 2024

In case of facing cyber bullying and blackmailing you can file a complaint in the national portal regarding the same while mentioning the two numbers in the relevant details section of the case. Before filing the complaint make sure to collect sufficient evidence and blocking the numbers for your peace and security. Then follow the following process:
1. Go to https://cybercrime.gov.in/
2. Click on ‘Report other cyber crimes’ on the menu.
3. Click on ‘File a Complaint.
4. You can either report anonymously if you are a woman or child or click on “”Report other Cyber Crimes.””
5. Read the conditions and accept them.
6. Register your mobile number and fill in your name and State.
7. Fill in the relevant details about the offence.
You can also report the offence anonymously. After reporting, you can track your report on the same website.

Alka Manral

May 22, 2024

In case of facing cyber bullying and blackmailing you can file a complaint in the national portal regarding the same while mentioning the two numbers in the relevant details section of the case. Before filing the complaint make sure to collect sufficient evidence and blocking the numbers for your peace and security. Then follow the following process:
1. Go to https://cybercrime.gov.in/
2. Click on ‘Report other cyber crimes’ on the menu.
3. Click on ‘File a Complaint.
4. You can either report anonymously if you are a woman or child or click on “Report other Cyber Crimes.”
5. Read the conditions and accept them.
6. Register your mobile number and fill in your name and State.
7. Fill in the relevant details about the offence.
You can also report the offence anonymously. After reporting, you can track your report on the same website.

Sakshi

February 5, 2024

One guy abused on my instagram portal
To much bad language

Alka Manral

April 18, 2024

Firstly, Instagram provides the option to report such abusive comments on the portal itself. The steps are as follows:
1. Click next to the comment you want to report.
2. Click Report.
3. Select an option for why the comment is abusive, then follow the on-screen instructions. Note: After you report a comment you’ll no longer see it, but this doesn’t mean the comment was removed by Instagram.
After you report a comment, you can also choose to restrict or block the person whose comment you reported.
Bear in mind that your report is anonymous, except if you’re reporting an intellectual property infringement. The account you reported won’t see who reported them. Moreover, if someone continues to send violating messages, Instagram will disable their account. They also disable new accounts created to get around our messaging restrictions, and will continue to disable accounts they find that are created purely to send abusive messages.
Apart from that you can also file a cyber-crime report on the national portal by:
1. Go to https://cybercrime.gov.in/
2. Click on ‘Report other cyber crimes’ on the menu.
3. Click on ‘File a Complaint.
4. You can either report anonymously if you are a woman or child or click on “Report other Cyber Crimes.”
5. Read the conditions and accept them.
6. Register your mobile number and fill in your name and State.
7. Fill in the relevant details about the offence.
You can also report the offence anonymously. After reporting, you can track your report on the same website.

APARNA

February 7, 2024

Hi. My dad has been abusing my mom since so many years. Few days ago, he was drinking and riding two wheeler and had to pick mom from shop. Mom asked him to go slow but he did not listen. He said her “I’m gonna kill you’ and then went in a quite high speed and she fell from the 2 wheeler. He just left her there and he went away. He’s been drinking and abusing her since many years. Few years ago, he was daognised with Heart disease. Ever since that, we all have been taking care of him so much. But he doesn’t care about that and keeps drinking. He’s literally wasting everyone’s money just for drinking purpose. He is not taking care of us. He keeps threatening us.
Few weeks ago, we came to know that he’s been having an affair with another lady. Ever since mom came to know, he is trying to hurt mom.
Kindly help me with a solution.

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

Firstly, you may report such acts either to the police or women’s helpline 1090. These acts are defined as “any act of cruelty” under our legal system. Acts of Cruelty are punishable under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. It includes physical injuries as well as mental harm and harassment. Furthermore, you may also register a case under the Domestice Violence Act for physical or mental injury and seek protection orders, including restraining orders, residence orders, and monetary relief for ensuring the safety and well-being of the victim and their children. It also provides for legal aid, counselling as well as right to maintenance. Furthermore, as a last resort, adultery (if your father is having an affair with someone else) and non-maintenance (if he is not taking care of your mother and you) are adequate grounds for Divorce as per Indian Divorce Act, Hindu Marriage Act and other personal laws.

Komal jaiswal

February 19, 2024

Someone abused me publicly on my Facebook page, he used most slang words. I have proof, kindly help

Alka Manral

April 26, 2024

Gather Evidence: You mentioned you have proof of the abuse, which is crucial. Save screenshots or recordings of the abusive posts or messages as evidence. Make sure to include timestamps if possible.

Report to Facebook: Start by reporting the abusive content to Facebook. They have mechanisms in place to deal with harassment and abuse on their platform. You can usually find the option to report abusive content by clicking on the three dots (…) next to the post or message.

File a Police Complaint: If the abuse is severe or continues despite reporting to Facebook, you can consider filing a complaint with the police. Cybercrime units in various cities handle cases related to online harassment. You can visit your local police station or contact the cybercrime cell for guidance on how to proceed. Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000: This is the primary legislation governing cybercrimes in India. Some relevant sections under this act include:

Section 66C: Punishment for identity theft.
Section 66D: Punishment for cheating by personation using computer resource.
Section 66E: Punishment for violation of privacy.
Indian Penal Code (IPC): Certain sections of the IPC deal with offenses related to online abuse and harassment, such as:

Section 499: Defamation.
Section 500: Punishment for defamation.
Section 506: Punishment for criminal intimidation.
Section 509: Word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005: This act provides protection to women from various forms of abuse, including online abuse. It can be applicable in cases where the victim is a woman and the abuse constitutes domestic violence.

Section 354D of the IPC (Voyeurism): This section deals with the offense of voyeurism, which includes capturing, publishing, or transmitting images of a woman engaging in a private act without her consent.

Section 67 of the IT Act: This section deals with publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form, which can be applicable in cases involving the transmission of abusive or obscene content online.

These are just some of the legal provisions that may apply, and the specific sections to be invoked would depend on the nature of the abuse and the circumstances of the case.

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

Firstly, make sure to keep the proof and gather further evidence. Take screenshots of the abusive post, comments, and any messages you might have received. Make sure the date and time are visible in the screenshots.

Report the abuse to Facebook: Facebook has mechanisms to report abusive content. You can report the post and the user who abused you. Here’s how to report abuse on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/171757096241231

Various laws can apply to this situation in case you wish to pursue legal action –

1. Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act): Section 67 deals with publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.
2. Section 499 of IPC: If this person is using these slang words to hurt your reputation in front of others, then you can file an FIR for Section 499 of IPC.
3. Section 503 of IPC: If this person is threatening to cause injury to your reputation so that you are scared or so that you do something you do not want to do, then you can file an FIR for section 503 of IPC.
3) Section 507 of IPC: If this person is using a fake account to threaten to cause injury to your reputation so that you are scared or so that you do something you do not want to do, you can file an FIR for Section 507 of IPC.
4) Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, then you can file an FIR for Section 509 of IPC.
5) Section 354A of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is making sexual remarks about you, then you can file an FIR for Section 354A of IPC. 6) Section 509B of IPC: If you are a woman from Chhattisgarh and this person does anything which is obscene or indecent so that he can harass you or cause annoyance or mental agony to you, then you can file an FIR for Section 509B of IPC.
To file the FIR, you can approach the Cyber Cell at the nearby police station. If there is no cyber cell, then you can file an FIR at any Police Station. You can also file a cyber complaint on this website – National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal: https://cybercrime.gov.in/

Monika Singh

March 2, 2024

A woman on Instagram is verbally abusing me and calling me a whore, that questions my reputation in my society.

Alka Manral

April 30, 2024

First, block this account, or report the said account to Instagram. Further, various laws can apply to this situation:
1) Section 503 of IPC: In the case of an individual threatening another citizen with the intention to either alarm or malign reputation, the former is liable to be penalised with a jail term of two years. If this person is not performing these actions anonymously, then you can file an FIR for Section 503 of IPC. You will still have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
2) Section 507 of IPC: If this person is performing these actions anonymously through a fake account, then you can file an FIR under Section 507 of IPC. However, you will have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
3) Section 354A of IPC: If this person is posting/messaging content related to pornography against your will or requesting sexual favours, you can file an FIR for Section 354A of IPC.
4) Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, then you can file an FIR for Section 509 of IPC.
5) Section 67 of the IT Act: If this person is sending you obscene content or pornography, then you can file an FIR for Section 67 of IT Act. You can do this regardless of being a man or a woman.

You can approach any cyber cell, police station, the National Commission for Women, or POSH Committee as well depending on the relevant facts and circumstances

Alka Manral

May 21, 2024

First, block this account, or report the said account to Instagram. Further, various laws can apply to this situation:
1) Section 503 of IPC: In the case of an individual threatening another citizen with the intention to either alarm or malign reputation, the former is liable to be penalised with a jail term of two years. If this person is not performing these actions anonymously, then you can file an FIR for Section 503 of IPC. You will still have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
2) Section 507 of IPC: If this person is performing these actions anonymously through a fake account, then you can file an FIR under Section 507 of IPC. However, you will have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
3) Section 354A of IPC: If this person is posting/messaging content related to pornography against your will or requesting sexual favours, you can file an FIR for Section 354A of IPC.
4) Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, then you can file an FIR for Section 509 of IPC.
5) Section 67 of the IT Act: If this person is sending you obscene content or pornography, then you can file an FIR for Section 67 of IT Act. You can do this regardless of being a man or a woman.

You can approach any cyber cell, police station, the National Commission for Women, or POSH Committee as well depending on the relevant facts and circumstances.

Sameer

March 26, 2024

I have a friend named Roshan. He abused me on Instagram I ignored but again he abuse me. Then I also abused him but he can’t stop they abused my family and ask me that Do whatever you want, I am not afraid of anyone. And he also said that Even if you tell the government, you are not afraid of anyone.

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

Firstly, consider blocking this friend. After that, various laws can apply to this situation:
1) Section 507 of IPC: If this person is performing these actions anonymously through a fake account, you can file an FIR for Section 507 of IPC. However, you will have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
2) Section 503 of IPC: If this person is not performing these actions anonymously, then you can file an FIR for Section 503 of IPC. However, you will still have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
3) Section 354D of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is not allowing you to use the internet as you wish, then you can file an FIR for Section 354D of IPC.
4) Section 354A of IPC: If you are a woman and this person is making sexual remarks or sending you pornography, you can file an FIR for Section 354A of IPC.
5) Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, then you can file an FIR for Section 509 of IPC.
6) Section 509B of IPC: If you are a woman from Chhattisgarh and this person does anything which is obscene or indecent so that he can harass you or cause annoyance or mental agony to you, then you can file an FIR for Section 509B of IPC.
7) Section 67 of the IT Act: If this person is sending you obscene content or pornography, then you can file an FIR for Section 67 of IT Act. You can do this regardless of being a man or a woman. To file the FIR, you can approach the Cyber Cell at the nearby police station. If there is no cyber cell, then you can file an FIR at any Police Station.

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

First, block this account, or report the said account to Instagram. Further, various laws can apply to this situation:
1) Section 503 of IPC: In the case of an individual threatening another citizen with the intention to either alarm or malign reputation, the former is liable to be penalised with a jail term of two years. If this person is not performing these actions anonymously, then you can file an FIR for Section 503 of IPC. You will still have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
2) Section 507 of IPC: If this person is performing these actions anonymously through a fake account, then you can file an FIR under Section 507 of IPC. However, you will have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
3) Section 354A of IPC: If this person is posting/messaging content related to pornography against your will or requesting sexual favours, you can file an FIR for Section 354A of IPC.
4) Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, then you can file an FIR for Section 509 of IPC.
5) Section 67 of the IT Act: If this person is sending you obscene content or pornography, then you can file an FIR for Section 67 of IT Act. You can do this regardless of being a man or a woman.

The complaint can be made on the portal http://www.cyberpolice.gov.in/ or could be made on the helpline number ‘155260’.

Deepak goyal

March 28, 2024

Sir Jaiprakash Jaiswal is giving me msgs pls do any action
No jaipraksah jaiswal 7839698750

Alka Manral

May 30, 2024

If you are receiving unwanted calls or messages from any person you may block and report their contact number.

An undesirable message or call constitutes the offence of harassment if the individual annoys or threatens you by continuously calling or messaging you you, making statements, comments or proposals that are offensive or sickening, and continues to converse without revealing his actual identity or shows abusive or belittling behaviour via the telephone.

Depending upon the circumstances, you may file a complaint under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code for criminal intimidation. In case you are a woman, you may file a compalint under Section 509 for the messages offending your modesty or file a compalint under Section 354D if it is a case of stalking. These sections correspond to the unamended Indian penal Code.

Tuhina Chakraverty

April 14, 2024

A guy is harassing me and threatening me on Instagram. He is threatening me to either fuck him or he will leak my nudes. I have never sent him my nudes so he will Photoshop my photos and leak the deepfakes..

Alka Manral

May 31, 2024

First, do not engage with him and block him immediately. You can report the said account to Instagram for harassment and threats on https://help.instagram.com/547601325292351.
Secondly, collect evidence. Take screenshots of all messages, threats, and his profile. Capture the date and timestamps.
Report on Instagram: Report his account and the messages to Instagram for harassment and threats. Here’s how to report abuse on Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/547601325292351
Further, various laws can apply to this situation for which you can file a police complaint to your nearest police station. Bring the evidence you collected (screenshots) and explain the situation in detail. Depending on the specific messages it could be a violation of the following laws:
1) Section 503 of IPC: In the case of an individual threatening another citizen with the intention to either alarm or malign reputation, the former is liable to be penalised with a jail term of two years. If this person is not performing these actions anonymously, then you can file an FIR for Section 503 of IPC. You will still have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
2) Section 507 of IPC: If this person is performing these actions anonymously through a fake account, then you can file an FIR under Section 507 of IPC. However, you will have to show that the person is threatening you with bodily injury, or injury to your reputation, to scare you, or make you do something you do not want to do.
3) Section 354A of IPC: If this person is posting/messaging content related to pornography against your will or requesting sexual favours, you can file an FIR for Section 354A of IPC.
4) Section 509 of IPC: If you are a woman and this person tries to say any offensive words, or violates your privacy, then you can file an FIR for Section 509 of IPC.
5) Section 67 of the IT Act: If this person is sending you obscene content or pornography, then you can file an FIR for Section 67 of IT Act. You can do this regardless of being a man or a woman.

You can also approach any cyber cell, police station, or the National Commission for Women. To appraoch National Commission for Women (NCW), visit their website http://ncw.nic.in/ or call their helpline 1800-109-5885.
Cyber Crime Helpline: Report cybercrime online at https://i4c.mha.gov.in/ or call their helpline 155260.

Anuj lakra

May 14, 2024

Excuse me sir some boy are disperesting my elder sister infront of me how should i react?

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