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An Indian-origin man in New York has been arrested and charged with cyberstalking a woman, whom he harassed using several social media accounts and emails and solicited others to rape, murder and decapitate her in exchange for Bitcoin.
Desmond Babloo Singh, 19, is the identified culprit who has been badgering the woman constantly through various means.
According to United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K Hur, Singh has been indicted on federal charges for causing intentional damage to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, e-mailing a hoax bomb threat, and murder for hire, said on Tuesday.
The woman, who isn’t named, lives with her family in Maryland when she isn’t attending her college in New York. She was a friend of Singh’s older sister in middle school for one year before his family moved to Texas and has never met Singh in person, the agent said.
Since April, Singh allegedly has used more than 100 different social media, electronic communication and phone accounts to send harassing and unsolicited messages to the woman.
This case looks like a classic Indian flick where the initial love of the boy when turned down by the girl turns out bad for her.
According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, in February 2020, the man sent the victim an Instagram story in which he professed his love for her.
The woman, a former classmate of Desmond Singh’s older sister, rejected his romantic advances and told him that she was not interested in a relationship with him. The woman, who resides in Maryland, asked Desmond Singh to not contact her any further.
The affidavit said that from approximately April to November 2020, Desmond Singh allegedly used more than 100 different social media, electronic communication, and phone accounts to send the woman harassing and unsolicited messages.
The messages included express and implied threats of death and bodily injury, sexualized violence, and racial slurs.
Singh was expected to make his initial court appearance Tuesday in New York to face federal charges of cyberstalking, causing intentional damage to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, e-mailing a hoax bomb threat and murder for hire. A date for his initial court appearance in Baltimore wasn’t immediately set.