'Gangrape' threat against woman journalist costs Twitter user dearly as Mumbai police register case

Mumbai: A case was registered on Tuesday against a person for allegedly threatening a woman scribe on Twitter that she will be "gangraped" in two days after she uploaded photos of the protest march to condemn the attack on journalists in Patiala House court in New Delhi, police said.

Following a complaint by the woman, a case was registered against a person with the Twitter account 'Amendra Kumar Singh', a senior police official said.

Image courtesy: mumbaipolice.maharashtra.gov.in

Image courtesy: mumbaipolice.maharashtra.gov.in

The woman journalist had uploaded photos of the protest organised at South Mumbai here organised by Mumbai Press Club along with other media organisations like TV Journalists' Association, Bombay News Photographers Association among others, they said.

A Twitter account by the name of 'Amendra Kumar Singh' in a tweet had threatened the woman journalist, they said.

A case under section 354(a)1 (outraging modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) of IPC has been lodged at Azad Maidan police station and no arrest has been made in this connection, police said.


Updated Date: Feb 18, 2016 11:33 AM

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