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Suchitra Krishnamoorthi goes to police after ‘slut’ trolls on Twitter

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 27, 2017, 1:55 am IST
Updated : Jul 27, 2017, 1:55 am IST

The persons who trolled had allegedly used demeaning language to criticise her tweet.

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
 Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

Mumbai: Singer and actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (41) on Wednesday submitted a complaint at the Oshiwara police station against a few Twitter users for allegedly trolling her as a ‘slut’ and ‘call girl’. She had tweeted about the sound of ‘azaan’ after reaching home early on Monday. After registering a complaint at the local police station, Ms Krishnamoorthi also tweeted her picture standing outside the police station that said: “Thank you Mumbai police. You are the best”.

The persons who trolled had allegedly used demeaning language to criticise her tweet.

 

Before approaching the police station, Krishnamoorthi had tagged the Twitter handles of the Mumbai police and the commissioner of police, asked for their guidance on dealing with the trolls. After the Mumbai police’s twitter handle was tagged, the police promptly replied saying that the tweet was forwarded to the cyber police station.

On Monday, Ms Krishnamoorthi had tweeted: “Came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiosity”.  While some commended her for talking about the issue of noise pollution, a few others used profanities, dubbing her as an ‘attention-seeker’ and slut. Three months ago, singer Sonu Nigam had tweeted about the use of loudspeakers for religious reasons including giving the call of azaan. He too was trolled. A West-Bengal based cleric had even issued a ‘fatwa’ against him.

 

Ms Krishnamoorthi, while sharing the abusive messages in a tweet, said, “Look at these perverts! Feel sorry for my India -with this kind of attitude towards women it’s no wonder we’ve become rape capital of the world.”

Deputy commissioner of police (cyber crime) Akbar Pathan said, “We have received a complaint from the victim, and we are looking into the matter. The FIR is yet to be registered.”

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)