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Rape threats: cops yet to identify suspects

The Delhi Police are yet to identify the persons who allegedly issued online rape threats to LSR student Gurmehar Kaur, but said that the deletion of her Facebook account would not affect the investigations in any way.

Sexual harassment

Ms. Kaur, the daughter of a Kargil martyr, deleted her Facebook account after the police registered a case of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation against unknown persons.

She is currently staying with her family in Jalandhar.

“We are in touch with her. She is communicating with the probe team through phone and email. Since her Facebook and Twitter accounts are linked, the threatening texts have not been lost,” said a senior police officer.

Accused not identified

On the progress of the probe, the officer said that the accounts from which the threats were issued were yet to be identified. The police have the profile id and the screenshots of the threatening messages that Ms. Kaur received on her social media accounts. Earlier, Ms. Kaur faced threats when she started the campaign "I am not afraid of ABVP", following the violence at Ramjas College last month.

Massive support

The post went viral and Ms. Kaur received massive support as well as threatening messages. The DCW forwarded a complaint to the police based on which a case against unknown persons was registered.


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