A national-level IIT JEE-2009 topper, Nitin Jain, has received a death threat on email, his family members said. Senior police officers said they were aware of the matter and a case under IT Act is being registered. Nitin is studying Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.
The subject of the mail read 'Nitin's death on 19.11.10' and was sent from the id firstname.lastname@example.org to Nitin's mother's id on November 16. The email id was traced to one Amit Kumar. Nitin's worried family informed the police.
"I am aware of the matter. A case under the IT Act has been registered," said Praveen Mehta, deputy commissioner of police, NIT, Faridabad. An FIR has been registered under sections 65, 66 of IT Act 2000 against unknown persons.
"Assistant commissioner of police (crime) will be investigating this case," said Abdul Shahid, station house officer, NIT Police station.
The email, written in poor English, reads "you did not take my thought seriously. Only you will be able to Nitin's death".
"I informed senior police officers when we received the email," said NC Jain, Nitin's father. "The entire family is disturbed and we want the matter be thoroughly investigated and security of my son," he added. The family lives in Faridabad's Sector 21D.
He said on June 5 also a similar type of mail was received from email id email@example.com, asking the family to stop the sale of the book written by Nitin.
The email stated, "it is funny to read the details, not to mention/about the book-which is funniest…I do not think Nitin is in any way responsible for making this site. Please save him the embarrassment by closing this site and also stopping sale of the book".
Nitin's book The secret of my Success came out in March this year. He exposed some coaching institutes which allegedly misused his name for commercial interests. The book carried messages of human resource minister Kapil Sibal and Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.