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Singer Abhijeet faces trouble for abusive rant against journalist

Singer Abhijeet is at the centre of a controversy for hurling abuses at a journalist on Twitter. It started after Abjijeet, bizarrely, called the murder of a techie in Chennai, a case of ‘love jihad’, suggesting that her attacker was a Muslim.

When the female journalist and other Twitter users pointed out that he should be arrested for unnecessarily stoking communal hatred, Abhijeet lashed out with abuses, calling her “an old woman” in his expletive-filled rant.

The journalist said that the singer’s tweets were “just obscenities and profanities” and she would file an FIR against him.

“[He has been] calling me all sorts of loaded, sexually nasty terms. It all started because he has been tweeting this information in the Chennai case. And I called that out and said that such things can start off riots,” she said, adding that the Mumbai Police has reached out to her.

“I am going to file an FIR and I hope that police will take the required action. I very strongly feel that enough is enough. We as journalists and women have been targeted enough on Twitter. I am tired of these sexual innuendos we all face.”

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