Bengaluru: Man held for posting woman's photo, phone number on escort website

He allegedly contacted the complainant, a 37-year-old doctor, on December 31, 2016, through the profile he has created on shaadi.com. However, she declined the proposal a few days later, which infuriated Gangappa.

Bengaluru: Man held for posting woman

Cybercrime CID sleuths arrested a 44-year-old man on Thursday for allegedly posting the photograph and cellphone number of a Bengaluru woman doctor on a famous classified portal, advertising her as an escort.

The probe also revealed that the suspect had cheated many local women through marriage portals by approaching them as a prospective groom, The Times of India reported.

He has been identified as Gangappa Nanjegowda, a technical manager with garment design firm Tefron Trading in BTM Layout, who had used matrimonial portals like shaadi.com to lure divorcees, widows and women aged over 35 years, seeking marriage.


Nanjegowda, a native of Mandya, is married and has a child but posed as a single man.

He allegedly contacted the complainant, a 37-year-old doctor, on December 31, 2016, through the profile he has created on shaadi.com. However, she declined the proposal a few days later, which infuriated Gangappa.

"He then lifted her photograph from the portal and posted it on online classified site Locanto, advertising her as a call girl inviting clients," a CID officer added.

Following this, the doctor received over 500 phone calls, driving her to lodge a complaint with the Cybercrime cell a few weeks ago. Investigations led police to Nanjegowda, who was apprehended on Thursday afternoon.