Delhi’s cyber crime cell arrested four men for allegedly harassing senior journalist Barkha Dutt by sending obscene pictures and death threats.
“Four men arrested by Delhi Police cyber cell for stalking me, sexually abusing me, sending me nude/D#ck pictures and in one case threatening to kill me. However this is not over. I have listed ten more numbers in my FIR and before a magistrate. Will follow till each one jailed,” she tweeted.
Dutt registered an FIR on February 21 following the online harassment she had been facing for a long time touched a new low when some men send nude pictures to her WhatsApp number.
Dutt had tweeted the screenshots of the messages she received on WhatsApp.
“I had close to 1000 abusive messages and calls in a Cordinated and violent mob attack. These included a message to shoot me, a nude photo, many sexually abusive messages. I outed the men who did this. Twitter locked me till many of the details were taken down. I wroe this to them [sic],” she tweeted on February 19.
National Commission for Women while intervening in the issue had asked Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik to speed-up the investigation.
While thanking the police for the action taken, she said: “I’d like to underline you [Delhi Police] are yet to act against at least 10 other grave offenders. My statement before the magistrate is on record. Please Act.”