#TalkingStalking | My Ex Started Stalking Me Because I Said NO
#TalkingStalking | “He made fake profiles to stalk me relentlessly”.
I met him through a friend and even though we were not exactly seeing each other, we were in testing waters. Only few months of knowing him, I realised I didn't really want to go ahead. He was over-possessive and I wasn’t comfortable. I think that didn't go down well with him and he started taking things rather personally. It seemed like he wanted to take the relationship ahead whereas I did not.
Despite making it amply clear to him, he never understood and started stalking me.
Initially I was very very scared. I was somehow not able to stop his hundreds of calls on my cellphone everyday. He would even send abusive messages incessantly. I deactivated my profile on Facebook, as I was tired of the string of fake account requests that he kept sending me.
I was scared to step out of my house because I knew he was around.
Many times I spotted him around my home and workplace. Even if he was not there he would send messages indicating that he was around and that he is ‘keeping an eye on me’.
Only after one and a half year of this mental torture, I was able to confide in my mom and a friend about this. Thankfully with my friend’s help, I managed to lodge a complaint with the cops.
I reported the matter to the Gurgaon cyber crime team and thanks to the wonderful officials who understood the sensitivity of the issue and dealt with it really well. It’s was because of them that I was able to get rid of this psycho.
This experience made me realise that cyberstalking is easy for people to commit, but hard to report. I hope we’re soon able to bring the cases of stalking down to zero.
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