Girl created fake profiles to ‘test boys character’ finds Bois Locker Room Probe

BoisLockerRoom took Indian social media to storm with revelation of groups of young boys on Instagram with objectionable content. (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

The Delhi Police said that a juvenile girl created a fake profile in the name of a boy and chatted with another juvenile male about ‘sexual assault’ on a girl.

New Delhi:  A fresh twist has emerged in the ‘Bois Locker Room’ case. The Cyber Cell of Delhi Police on Sunday said that a juvenile girl, who assumed the identity of a teenage boy, created a fake Snapchat profile and discussed ‘sexually assault’ on a girl with another minor boy.

The fake profile was in name of one ‘Siddharath’. The juvenile girl then allegedly posted a derogatory post about herself following which other members reacted to the post.

“The investigation has revealed that alleged Snapchat conversation between two persons, that talks about ‘sexual assault’, was made by one juvenile through a fake profile with a fictional name ‘Siddharth’ to test the ‘values and character’ of the other juvenile, who was the recipient of that chat. However, neither of the two juveniles, either through their real or fake usernames, were in any way related to the ‘Bois Locker Room’ Instagram group,” said Delhi Police in a statement.

Snapchat conversation

Among the various screenshots shared on multiple social media platforms, is a screenshot of a one-to-one Snapchat conversation, where a person named ‘Siddharth’ is suggesting a plan of aggravated sexual assault on a girl to another person.

The police probe revealed that the alleged Snapchat conversation is actually between a girl (sender) and a boy (receiver) in which the girl is sending chat messages through a fictional Snapchat account named ‘Siddharth’.

“Using the fake identity of a male person, the girl suggested in the chat, a plan to sexually assault herself. The purpose of her sending such chat messages using a fake, fictional identity was to check the reaction of the receiver boy and the strength of his character, especially when someone talks bad things about the girl herself. The receiver, also a juvenile, declined to participate in any such plan suggested by ‘Siddharth’ and stopped further communication with ‘him’, said the Delhi Police. 

The boy then took a screenshot of the chat and reported it to his friends, including the girl about whom the hypothetical conversation of sexual assault took place. However, the girl, being aware of the fact that the account of ‘Siddharth’ that is suggesting sexual assault was fake and created by her, did not report it to anyone. 

One of the other recipients of the screenshot, however, posted it as an Instagram story for some time, from where it started circulating in connected social media accounts of friends, schoolmates, etc.

When the “Bois Locker Room” Instagram screenshots were revealed to others and started circulating on social media, the alleged Snapchat conversation also got mixed with it due to its sensational nature and due to its availability in different student groups.
        
Police said efforts are being made to identify and question the remaining group members of ‘Bois Locker Room’. The cops said partial information about three Instagram accounts have been shared by the intermediary. 

Arrests in the case

According to Delhi Police, the group admin of Instagram ‘Bois Locker Room’ case, who was also an active member of the group, has been arrested. One juvenile has also been apprehended. More than 24 students connected with the case have been questioned by police.

Devices seized and sent for forensic analysis

Police said that the screenshots of the alleged Instagram chats between the group members were available in the public domain. Based on those screenshots, one juvenile was identified and apprehended immediately after the registration of the FIR. The mobile phone used in the commission of the offence was also seized. 

According to police, the details of other members of the ‘Bois Locker Group’ were collected from their educational institutions as well as from friends and acquaintances. So far, more than 24 students connected with the case have been questioned and connected devices have been seized.