'Bois Locker Room': Delhi schoolboy held over Instagram group that shares lewd photos, objectifies girls
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A Delhi schoolboy has been taken into custody and more teenage boys have been identified in connection with an indecent Instagram group that talked about molestation, sexual objectification and slut-shaming girls.
According to a NDTV report, the teen detained has identified 20 more boys who were active on the Instagram group, which is now deactivated. The report added that students of four to five schools of South Delhi may be involved in handling the social media group.
While Delhi Police registered a case in connection with the said Instagram group, the Cyber Cell unit has written to Instagram to share details of the group's members and admin and is awaiting their response in this regard.
It all started on Sunday when several social media users posted screenshots of the indecent chats of the online group “Bois Locker Room” on Instagram and Twitter. By Monday morning, #BoisLockerRoom became one of the widely shared hashtags on Twitter.
The group is allegedly run by a group of young boys from Delhi, and most activity by the group is passing lewd, derogatory remarks on photographs of young women, several of whom are minors, and even handing molestation threats.
According a report by New Indian Express, an Instagram account by the name of 'niskanagpal' shared screenshots of the chats of the group. Within hours, the screenshots went viral, exposing the group where wrongdoers discussed girls with lewd description.
Soon, Nyska and others began receiving threats that their indecent photos will be shared on social media if they tried to speak against the Instagram group.
However, undaunted by the threats, women in large numbers vented their outrage and their anger against the group.
As a result, the group was soon deactivated only to discover that a new Instagram account was created with the name Boys Locker Room 2.0.
The Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal called for the arrest of those associated with the group. The DCW issued notices to the police and Instagram over a group on the social networking site being used to share ''objectionable posts about minor girls''.
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