Twitter abuse makes Jaipur woman jittery


Jaipur, Aug 17: Dipa Karmakar, the gymnast from Tripura, who has made India proud and is reason for celebration, has landed a Jaipur woman in trouble after she tweeted about Dipa and her Vault of Death, in a case of abusive twitter trolling, including a rape threat.

This happened after the 26-year-old woman in a series of tweets on Aug 14 wrote “Conflicted about Dipa Karmakar’s Olympic Vault final. It is an incredible achievement, of course but gymnasts from richer countries don’t have to perform the produnova, called the death vault, to gain points. “They can do easier vaults and execute it better because: better infrastructure, better training, better everything. Tonight, she is going to risk her life to win an Olympic medal.
“Life is not worth any medal, for any damned country.”

She was trolled thereafter and threatened with rape threats and was abused. The jittery woman then appealed for help to on Twitter to External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed her plea to Chief MInister Vasundhara Raje.
Raje’s office immediately called Jaipur police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal. A senior police official went and met her. In her complaint to the police, the woman has listed twitter handles she said were used to attack her over her tweets on gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who took fourth position at the vault final.
“…I have faced life and rape threats generally and particularly from the handles @thedrunkrider, @rajeshraj927 and @vivekMmishra and attacks on my modesty as a woman,” she alleged.

“After receiving directions, I met the girl on the night of August 14 and spoke to her about the matter. She filed a complaint and the FIR was lodged on August 15 with Pratap Nagar Police Station,” DCP East Kunwar Rastradeep said on Wednesday.
A case has been lodged under Section 67 and 66 D of the IT Act, 2000 at the Pratapnagar police station in the Pink City.
The police is in the process of obtaining some IP addresses and are writing to Twitter seeking information about certain handles.
As the server is located out of the country, it will take some time for the police and cyber experts to reach the users who abused her.

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