Mumbai: Cyber cops register case after scribe received rape, death threats

Mumbai: Cyber cops register case after scribe received rape, death threats

A charge has been filed against social media accounts for allegedly threatening and publishing obscene comments and death threats against a Delhi-based journalist, according to the Mumbai Cyber Police.

 

Despite the fact that no arrests have been made, authorities are investigating the situation.

According to police sources, the complaint was filed after an online media outlet called The Scoop Beats allegedly edited a tweet from an independent journalist that said, “I detest India and I hate Indians,” resulting in a slew of threats on Twitter since January 26.

The threats came after the writer attacked Saudi Arabia’s rulers on January 22 during the ongoing Yemen war.

Police said that the woman stated in her complaint that The Scoop Beats was responsible for tweeting fake news, spreading hate messages in her name, leading to an internet-wide hatred, following which her social media was flooded with rape and death threats.

 

On Monday, the scribe tweeted: “Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against those who disseminated fake news, morphed tweets, and death and rape threats against me.

 

About time these brazen and consolidated acts of online violence are stopped and the perpetrators brought to book.”

A senior cyber police officer said that the case has been registered with the West Region Cyber police station and the team is gathering information to track the accused.

 

The perpetrators have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code sections 354 (a) (sexual harassment), 500 (defamation), 506(2) (criminal intimidation), 509 (Word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and under the IT Act section 66 (C) (identity theft) and 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act).

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