A man from Delhi has been arrested for harassing and stalking 50 women on social sites.

An interior designer, 32, has been arrested on suspicion of stalking and sexually harassing teenagers and young women on Instagram. According to police, the accused, Pradeep Sharma, has worked with various large corporations and designs home decor & interiors.

By pretending to be a young woman on social media, the accused, a resident of Bhagwati Vihar in Uttam Nagar, used to obtain photos of the victims' intimate moments from their lovers.

A complaint made by a woman who is 18 years old led to the filing of a FIR. According to the complainant, she was being harassed on social media by an unidentified person.

"She informed police that she only shared her private images to her ex-boyfriend, who denied sharing them with anyone else," Kalsi added.

The police then filed a complaint under sections 66E (violation of privacy), 67 (publishing obscene material electronically), and 67A (publishing sexually explicit material electronically) of the Information Technology Act as well as sections 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 509 (insult modesty of a woman) of IPC  & 66E (violation of privacy), 67 (publishing obscene material electronically), 67A (publishing sexually explicit material electronically) of the Information Technology Act.

Sharma was arrested at his home after information about the accused's social media profile, including the IP addresses and email used during registration, was obtained, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi.

According to officials, the accused has a son and has been married for the past eight years. Being extremely shy and introverted, he used to engage in cyber-stalking and has a bizarre infatuation with young ladies. In order to contact young males, he allegedly started creating fake profiles on social media sites.

They stated that the accused used to engage in enticing discussions with the men while posing as a lady in order to get access to their girlfriends' Instagram profiles and videos and photos of their intimate moments.

According to authorities, the accused stalked these women using another fake profile and threatened them by showing them their private pictures and videos and requesting for more explicit videos & photographs.