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Man arrested for rape and acid attack threats to Sushant Singh Rajput’s co-star Swastika Mukherjee – Daily Mail India

 

Kolkata: The Cyber Crime Department of Kolkata Police has arrested a Hoogly resident names Koushik Das for giving rape and acid attack menace to actress Swastika Mukherjee on social media. A journalist has additionally been arrested from Galsi, Bardhaman, for attributing a faux quote to the actress in a information story on his web site.

“On June 26, days after my co-actor in the upcoming movie ‘Dil Bechara’ Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death, there was a media report that falsely quoted me saying that suicides are now in fashion. Following this, there were fierce online attacks on me, including rape and death threats,” mentioned Swastika, on her verified Facebook account on Friday night.

“I would like to inform you that the person behind the fake news posted on www.smritinews.in, Shuvam Chakraborty from Galsi, Bardhaman, Bengal has been arrested by the Kolkata Cyber Crime Department. He has accepted that he carried the false quote on the news portal and circulated it on social media,” she added.

“Along with this, Koushik Das from Hooghly, who had sent me acid attack and rape threats based on this fake news, has also been arrested. Both of them have surrendered in court,” mentioned Swastika, including: “Many of us, irrespective of our gender, face vicious cyber attacks which can sometimes snowball into real threats. At the least, this causes a great deal of mental agony and harm to the individuals and their families. I would urge people to muster courage and report such situations to law enforcement.”

“Cyber bullying is not acceptable. Rape threats, acid attack threats are heinous crime and it needs to be addressed. It’s time people think before attacking someone because there will be repercussions. Thank you KOLKATA POLICE Kolkata cyber crime department for taking such prompt action,” Swastika shared.

Recently, Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and Alia Bhatt’s sister Shaheen Bhatt have opened up on getting rape threats from strangers on Instagram.

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