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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 11:40 IST

It's controversial/ Rashmika Mandanna deepfake video case: Police nabs 4 suspects as investigation continues

Police investigating the case has tracked down four suspects, who turned out to be uploaders, not the creators, of Rashmika's deepfake video.

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Rashmika Mandanna | Image:Rashmika Mandanna/Instagram
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In November, a deepfake video of Rashmika Mandanna had surfaced on social media leading to discussion about security and privacy. The Delhi Police investigating the case has now tracked down four suspects, who turned out to be uploaders, not the creators, involved in the case of deepfake profiles of Rashmika. Currently, police are looking are the key conspirator in the case.

Rashmika Mandanna deepfake case: Here's what has happened so far

The FIR in Rashmika Mandanaa deepfake case was registered under sections 465 (punishment for forgery) and 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66C and 66E of the Information Technology Act at the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations Unit of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell.

Rashmika's deepfake video went viral in November | Image: Rashmika Mandanna/Instagram

Earlier in the day, the Delhi Commission for Women sent a notice to the city police in connection with the video, seeking action against the accused.

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Rashmika breaks her silence over the viral deepfake video  

Rashmika Mandanna took to her Instagram story and wrote, “I feel really hurt to share this and have to talk about the deepfake video of me being spread online. Something like this is honestly, extremely scary not only for me, but also for each one of us who today is vulnerable to so much harm because of how technology is being misused.”

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Screengrab from Rashmika Mandanna's Instagram stories

Rashmika further said that the same incident could have traumatised her had she not been an actor and instead a schoolgirl.

She further wrote, “Today, as a woman and as an actor, I am thankful for my family, friends and well wishers who are my protection and support system. But if this happened to me when I was in school or college, I genuinely can’t imagine how could I ever tackle this. We need to address this as a community and with urgency before more of us are affected by such identity theft.”

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 09:48 IST

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