JU woman student gets death threat for backing Kanhaiya Kumar

Kolkata, Feb 19: A Jadavpur University student today visited the cyber crime section of the Kolkata Police to complaint that unknown right wing supporters have been threatening her with dire consequence on Facebook as she has joined a protest demanding release of arrested JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.

Triparna Sarkar, an Arts faculty student of Jadavpur University, had lodged a complaint with Jadavpur police station yesterday regarding the threat. She was asked by the police to meet the cyber crime section with a copy of the complaint.

Kanhaiya Kumar

"Cyber crime section officers have taken my complaint. I have submitted screen shots of my Facebook account and links to those groups who have been threatening me since yesterday. Officers said they will take quick action," Sarkar told PTI.

Sarkar, a member of Arts faculty students union, said threats continue to appear on her Facebook wall even after lodging complaint with the police.

The threats began from Tuesday night when a protest rally of JU students was organised and more threat messages were posted on her Facebook wall the next day, she alleged. "I did not join the protest rally to support any kind of secession nor I questioned why Afzal Guru was hanged. I have full trust in the Constitution of my country and I don't know why I am being called anti-national. I want the police to ensure my security," she said.

Asked if she was part of any right wing forum that she claims are threatening her, she said she does not know them and "I don't believe they know me personally." Asked if she would close her Facebook account, she said she will not as "I have done nothing wrong". "We have received a complaint from Triparna Sarkar. We are looking into it," a cyber crime section officer said.


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