Chennai police arrest man for sharing child porn pictures in office WhatsApp group

The cybercrime wing of the CB-CID has arrested an employee at a private company at Nandanam in Chennai for allegedly sharing a child porn picture in an office WhatsApp group.

Police said C Vetrivel, 35, hailing from Ariyalur district, was employed as a material management official at a private firm here. He was a member of his office WhatsApp group called ‘Hofinians.’ He was also a member of another WhatsApp group of like-minded people at the office.

By mistake, he shared a child porn picture in the official Hofinians group with a comment “How is it?,” instead of in the other group. The incident happened on July 29.

His female colleagues who were members of the Hofinians group objected to it. They took this issue with their human resources department.

Meanwhile, a few women sent a complaint to the cybercrime wing of the CB-CID. The police registered a case and arrested Vetrivel from his house at KK Nagar in Chennai on Thursday.

He was arrested under sections 67, 67-A, 67-B of the Information Technology Act and Section 14 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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