Several women from Morang and Jhapa districts have complained of cyber harassment- facing doctored and nude pictures in social media sent by Prakash Lekwa Khajum.
Khajum, who originally hails from Chhathar Rural Municipality-3 of Tehrathum district, is accused of sending doctored nude images in their social media accounts and pages.
A woman from Damak-1 said she was harassed multiple times online. ''He sends nude pictures via group messenger. He dares it just because he lives abroad.'' Another woman from Mechinagar-2, Charali, shared she was tortured with daily risque images for weeks. ''He does not stop doing what troubles girls the most'', she rued.
Khajum is a migrant Nepali worker in Malaysia. Victims have collectively lodged a cybercrime complaint at the Cyber Crime Bureau of Nepal Police in Kathmandu. He is also accused of torturing male ones in social media by altering pictures, writing condolences and sending these into their inboxes.
Even a DSP of Nepal Armed Police Force, Aindra Limbu, said he was troubled by cyber harassment meted out by Khajum. ''He repeatedly makes me victim online'', said Limbu. This needs to be stopped. I have heard he is an illegal worker in Malaysia also.''
Similar is the story of Gorkhe Rai of Chulachuli Ilam, Bishal Gurung of Danak, Jhapa and lots more. According to Kishor Shrestha, a media person from Urlabari Morang, he had heard many complaints about Khajum.
''He mostly uses his two names like 'Heart Avleen Khazoom and Mangolian Heart Avleen to spread online defamation and pornography'', said Shrestha, ''Nepal Police must take stringent action against this cyber-criminal.'' It has been weeks of a formal complaint to Nepal Police but the cyber crimes keep continuing, he wondered.
Growing cyber harassment is a serious safety threat these days.