Shruti Haasan has filed a complaint against a cyber stalker who has been sending her derogatory messages, some of them laced with threats, on her twitter handle.
According to a report by The New Indian Express, the actor filed an FIR against the stalker, which was submitted to the Cyber Crime grievance cell at the City Police Commissioner’s office in Chennai. The stalker was identified as Dr K G Guruprasad, a Karnataka-based doctor at the Hasan Institute of Medical Science.
In the two-page complaint, Haasan stated that the stalker made accusations about the actor’s character and maligned her personal life. She also alleged that the stalker abused her constantly and even threatened to stab her if he managed to get near her.
As per the same report, Haasan stated that the cyber stalking began on 7 September and has been going on since then. She also attached screenshots of the messages sent by the stalker in order to substantiate her claim. A senior police official who is handling the case admitted that the language used in the messages was extremely foul and derogatory.
The police official added that Haasan might know the stalker personally as she has provided the email address and contact number of the accused in the complaint. However, her complaint does not explicitly state familiarity with the stalker.
According to a report by the Times of India, Haasan was attacked by a stalker at her Bandra flat three years ago. Thus, it is clear that this is not her first encounter with stalking and that is why she is presumably taking police action to prevent the situation from getting worse.