Orkut leads to Murder of a kid

Orkut is in yet another controversy this time leading a 16 year old kid to its death. IBN live reports that Adnan Patrawala the 16-year-ol...

Orkut is in yet another controversy this time leading a 16 year old kid to its death. IBN live reports that Adnan Patrawala the 16-year-old son, of a businessman, who was abducted on Saturday night, was found dead in Navi Mumbai on Monday.Police investigations suggest that the plan to kidnap Adnan was hatched on Orkut, a social networking website.

While the police have arrested three of Adnan's friends - Sujith Nair (28), Ayush Bhat (19) and Himmesh Ambavat (18) – for murdering him, an Orkut profile under the name of Angel D in under police scanner.Police sources say the trio, whom Adnan had met through Orkut, had promised to introduce him to Angel.

But the question is who is Angel? As the hundreds of messages on Adnan's scrapbook suggest, Angel's profile could well be fake.

Orkut has seen many controversies and is under scanner for providing many people as a means for sex trade and other dubious activities and with kids like adnan meeting strangers over the website it is very easy for them to fall into wrong hands.However all is not wrong with Orkut earlier it was also used by police to find out the killer of murdered TCS employee Koushambi and it has also helped India's internet growth and boosts of more than1 crore(10 million) Indian profiles and has become a new means for social interactions in india.
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Tonapi said...

Any SNS is vulnerable to such a misuse. Orkut being more popular gets the attention. However, the concern is whether parents and corporates are creating an awareness about it?

All SNS are, atleast as of now, busy acquiring new members without a proper check of the background.

Abhishek said...

very well put it is a more social issue but the fact is Orkut has not done anything to protect user privacy and everything is happening in public view and any other user can see the scraps and manipulate others

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