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FIR registered against man openly threatening to kill five eminent women

The Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR against a man who threatened to kill four eminent women and a senior journalist - Shobha De, Arundhati Roy, Kavitha Krishnan, Shiela Rashid and Sagarika Ghose - all of whom he termed “anti-national”.


By   |  Updated On : September 07, 2017 11:15 PM
FIR registered against man openly threatening to kill five eminent women

FIR registered against man openly threatening to kill five eminent women

New Delhi :  

The Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR against a man who threatened to kill four eminent women and a senior journalist- Shobha De, Arundhati Roy, Kavitha Krishnan, Shiela Rashid and Sagarika Ghose- all of whom he termed “anti-national”.

A Facebook user named Vikramaditya Rana wrote a post on his wall that read, “Let d shooting of #GauriLankesh serve as example to those anti-nationals who masquerade as journalists & activists.”

 “I hope this is not d last...should be episode of serial assassinations of all anti-nationals. Shobha De; Arundhati Roy; Sagarika Ghose; Kavitha Krishnan; Shiela Rashid etc at d end of a list that should start with anti-national & treacherous politicians. A hit list be prepared & eliminate all those on d list. At last a ray of hope (sic)...” it said.

The Delhi police is now tracing Rana and sought details of the IP addresses from which the post was written.

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Delhi police came into action after Sagarika Ghose- one of the women threatened by Rana- tweeted about the venomous post.  

A case has been registered under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and IT act, the police said.

Earlier on Tuesday night, 55-year-old staunch journalist Gauri Lankesh, known as an anti-establishment voice with anti-right wing views, was shot dead at close range by unknown assailants at her home in Bengaluru.

Lankesh, a writer, publisher and editor, had returned home in her car and was opening the gate when motorcycle-borne assailants sprayed bullets, of which two hit her in the chest and one on her forehead, police officials had said.

First Published: Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:45 PM


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