While increasing incidents of minors being raped and murdered in various parts of the country are coming to light, looks like perpetrators are also fearlessly threatening the same terrifying crime openly on social media. Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi was left horrified after a man threatened to rape her 10-year-old daughter on Twitter on Monday, July 2.
The tweet was sent by the user @GirishK1605. Priyanka Chaturvedi has approached the Mumbai police and filed a police complaint against the user.
Chaturvedi lambasts Twitter user
Though the user deleted his tweet about raping Chaturvedi's minor daughter, the Congress spokesperson did not take the threat lying down.
"I have filed a complaint at the Goregaon police station. Police have assured me of prompt action in the matter," Chaturvedi told PTI.
The 38-year-old Congress worker also took to Twitter to hit out at the man.
"Despite having a picture of Lord Ram as his profile picture, the accused did not hesitate from making such remarks. I hope Mumbai Police will take action. They have called me and have initiated action," Chaturvedi tweeted.
Chaturvedi's anger towards the user, who dared to openly issue a rape threat for her daughter did not end there. Numerous Twitter users rose in support of the mother of two.
"Many thanks to all those who have called and tweeted in support. Grateful. I am convinced that if there is evil in society there is even greater goodness. PS: If I am a fierce woman, let me assure you am a fiercer mom and will not let those who target my children get away with threats," she tweeted.
भगवान राम के नाम से ट्विटर हैंडल चलाकर, पहले तो मेरा गलत बयान लगाते हो, फिर मेरी बेटी के बारे में अभद्र टिप्पणी करते हो। कुछ शर्म हो तो चुल्लू भर पानी में डूब मरो वरना भगवान राम ही इसका सबक सिखाएंगे तुम जैसे नीच सोच वाले इंसान को।— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) July 1, 2018
cc @MumbaiPolice please take action. https://t.co/Ujs7wLia9v
"We are trolled everyday, but I got to know that someone is talking about my daughter on social media. I'm filing a criminal complaint so that such people don't get away," Chaturvedi told ANI.
Ever since she posted the rape threat on Twitter, several people from her party and others have condemned the man and have extended support to Chaturvedi.
After trolling @SushmaSwaraj & threatening my colleague @priyankac19’s family, BJP trolls circulate the following ‘fake quote’.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 2, 2018
Synchronized trolling and strategic lies have become part of BJP’s dirty tricks department. This won’t deter us from showing mirror of truth to power pic.twitter.com/AruiViu8v5
I Strongly Condemn the threats given to your daughter, @priyankac19— Ashok Chavan (@AshokChavanINC) July 2, 2018
The Congress party is with you. It is shocking to see the audacity of these anti social elements to post such threats openly on social media. The govt must immediately take action against these elements.
A few people have even called upon prime minsiter Narendra Modi to take cognisance of the matter.
A section of people on Twitter also condemned the trolling of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
This is a absolutely unacceptable. After the foreign minister of this country @SushmaSwaraj ji. Now Congress spokesperson s daughter is targeted @priyankac19 how far has this gone. This abuse culture. It’s not about parties n troll armies. It’s about the space they are getting— Abhigyan Prakash (@Abhigyan_AP) July 2, 2018
What @priyankac19 ji has faced exposes the ugliest face of the BJP troll army. More force to her and to @SushmaSwaraj ji for giving the trolls a befitting reply. The ruling party shd realise espousing such values wont help. BJP won't benefit by denigrating women.— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) July 2, 2018