#TalkingStalking | He Tried to Blackmail Me Into Sexting Him

“How the guy got my number, my mother’s number and my boyfriend’s number, I will never know”. 

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Cyber stalking is real, but are we equipped to deal with it?

I was cyber stalked by someone whose identity the police is yet to uncover. He knew where I worked and somehow even had my then boyfriend's number. He used to send me WhatsApp messages asking for a sex chat.

He would threaten me saying that he would send my videos and pictures to my family members and/or publish them on social media. I asked him to go ahead with whatever videos he has of me, because he can't force me to sex chat with him.

These are just a few of the messages that I would get incessantly:

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He kept saying that he would send my videos to my colleagues, and at one point of time, he even said that he has already done that. But he did not send anything. He messaged my now ex-boyfriend and even forwarded their chat to me. It is there in the screenshots.

I don't know from where he got my number or my mom's number, or even my bf's number.

The police asked me if I actually had any nude pics of me. I replied no, and added that even if I did, no one has the right to threaten me like this.

I was stalked for 10 days. I registered an FIR on the 6th or 7th of June at the cyber crime cell of the Mandir Marg police station. I went there again a day or two later to check the proceedings, because the police had asked me to come again and sit with the technical team. But, when I reached there, they refused to do anything stating that I was late (I reached there at 6pm).

A copy of my FIR.
A copy of my FIR.

The next day I had to leave for Israel for a month, so I asked my friend to visit the police station with my letter on my behalf. He went there after a couple of days and the police refused to update him. Instead they asked him to tell me to talk to the Indian embassy in Israel. I thought it is all rubbish because the incident had happened in India and not in Israel.

After 10 days, he stopped messaging me. After a month when I came back to India, I got a call from the Police asking me if I wish to proceed. I said yes. They called me twice. Both the times I answered in affirmative. Yet, three months have passed and they have not been able to identify the stalker.


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