A software engineer was arrested in Hyderabad for allegedly creating a fictitious profile of a girl with vulgar content on social networking sites after the girl's parents rejected his marriage proposal to their daughter, Cyber Crimes Police said today.

Shiva Shankar Madisetty, a resident of Ramanthapur and working as a software engineer at a MNC software firm in Bangalore, was arrested yesterday, a senior police officer said.

Madisetty's parents, who were looking for a match for their son, came across the victim's profile at a marriage bureau.

They asked for the girl's hand for their son but due to personal reasons the girl's parents rejected it, police said.

Apparently dejected over it, Madisetty wanted to harass the girl, CID Superintendent of Police B Sumathi told a press conference here