An internal analysis at the police headquarters has shown that over 55 per cent of the online complaints received from women in the past seven months were related to harassment by people who sent abusive content or hacked their social media profiles to blackmail them.
In the analysis, Police Cyber Support for Women, a police headquarters’ initiative, also said that 28 per cent of the complaints were related to harassment women faced from people with fake social media profiles while 10 per cent of the complaints were related to blackmail and about 8 per cent were related to the hacking of profiles.
The analysis prepared by the police headquarters on June 16 stated that they received 10,040 complaints on one of the Facebook pages dedicated to cyber support for women between November 16, 2020 and June 15, 2021.
The police have taken action or steps against 4,703 complaints.
It stated that 2,558 complainants were asked to submit further information in support of their issues but 1,659 of them were unwilling to share further information.
Mir Abu Touhid, an assistant inspector general at the police headquarters, told New Age that they received responses from the victims as the cyber team is dedicated to women and is run by women police.
The inspector general of police Benazir Ahmed launched the initiative on November 16, 2020 which mostly operate through its…