Mumbai police registered an FIR late Wednesday against a person who allegedly threatened a female journalist on Twitter with gang-rape for condemning an attack on journalists at a hearing of Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
A senior police official said a case was registered against a person with a Twitter handle by the name ‘Amendra Kumar Singh’ after the woman complained.
Apke sath Hard Gang rape hoga ak do dino me ,hos me raho ,bharat mata ke sath gaddari mat karo ,deshdroh ??? Notalwd https://t.co/1GY7nnHsAg— Amrendra Kumar Singh (@Amrendr93331952) February 17, 2016
The man threatened the female journalist after she uploaded photos of a protest at south Mumbai organised by the Mumbai Press Club along with other media organisations like TV Journalists’ Association, Bombay News Photographers Association.
The protests spoke against a group of lawyers who beat up reporters and students outside Delhi’s Patiala House Courts during a hearing of sedition charges against Kumar on Monday.
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.