The Chennai city police on Tuesday arrested a couple, believed to have made a whopping Rs 2.4 crore in five years by running a child pornography website.
Cyber Crime cell of CB-CID got a tip-off that two websites were displaying obscene images and videos of children, a police press release said.
“The information also revealed that a resident of Chennai is hosting these websites,” it said.
An inquiry was conducted and it revealed that a man Siddhattha Velu and his wife Priscilla Margaret Dhanaraj were linked with these websites and their email ids were also linked to them, it said.
“Payment for membership of one of the website to the tune of approximately Rs 2.4 crore was credited in the account of Siddhattha Velu with a bank in Bangalore.”
Siddhattha Velu, a native of Trichy was married to Priscilla from Vellore five years ago. The couple shifted to Chennai and had rented a house in Sholinganallur.
During investigations it was revealed that Siddhatta, a school drop out, was well versed in networking and website hosting. He along with his wife were hosting two websites in which they posted obscene images of videos of children and adults that they had taken from other porn websites.
Interestingly, they had also displayed their email ids in the websites for viewers to contact them and to avail membership. Viewers and members were mainly from USA, UK and Canada.