Chevula Narsimlu v. State of Telangana

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Bail application in a case involving morphing a minor victim's face on nude pictures

Chevula Narsimlu v. State of Telangana
In the High Court of Telangana
Crl. P. 8728/2022
Before Justice Chillakur Sumalatha
Decided on October 06, 2022

Relevancy of the Case: Bail application in a case involving morphing a minor victim’s face on nude pictures

Statutes and Provisions Involved

  • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 67A)
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012

Relevant Facts of the Case

  • The accused befriended the victim, a minor girl, over a social media platform. He started getting close to her, in response to which she cut communication with him.
  • He morphed her face onto a nude picture and shared it with her father and friends.
  • He demanded ₹10,000 from her, failing which he threatened to share these morphed pictures with her relatives.

Prominent Arguments by the Advocates

  • The petitioner’s counsel submitted that the petitioner is a student. He has been in custody for over 45 days, and his educational career would be ruined if the court refused bail.

Opinion of the Bench

  • This petition lacks merit, given the severity of the facts of the case.

Final Decision

  • The court rejected the petition.

Kanika Verma, an undergraduate student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, prepared this case summary during her association with The Cyber Blog India in January 2023.