Rio Olympics 2016: Jaipur girl receives death threats for tweets on Dipa Karmakar

Jaipur, Aug 17: A 26-year-old girl from Jaipur was a subject to social media harassement after she tweeted about Indian Olympian Dipa Karmakar, reports Times of India. [Dipa Karmakar likely to get Khel Ratna award]

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Dipa Karmakar, who came 4th in the Women's vault category at the Rio Olympics 2016, performed the famous 'Produnova' vault.

Dipa Karmakar performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final

As we all know the vault requires immense amount of technique and it is extremely risky too. If not performed properly it might cause death.

Citing that issue, the girl from Jaipur had tweeted: "Tonight, she is going to risk her life to win an Olympic medal. Life is not worth any medal, for any damned country."

This tweet ignited a social media outrage against her as people reportedly abused and threatened her. According to the girl she had also received death and rape threats from several people.

She had to help from Union external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj who spoke to Rajasthan's chief minister, Vasundhara Raje.

Thanjfully the police intervened at the right time and a case against three people was lodged according to IPC.

The girl was identified as Saudamini Deo, a writer residing at Jaipur.

Speaking about the incident, Jaipur Police Commissioner, Sanjay Agarwarl said: "On Sunday evening we got to know about it from the chief minister Raje.

"Later, Kunwar Rastradeep, deputy commissioner of police (east) was informed of the matter. After getting details we have lodged a case under Section 67 and 66 D of the IT Act, 2000 at the Pratapnagar police station. We need to trace some IP addresses."

Kunwar Rastradeep, DCP (east), said: "I asked her if I can speak to her in person on Sunday, when it was already late, to which she agreed.

"After speaking to her finally, we have lodged a case and are investigating the matter. We have also sought some other details of her twitter data from her.

"We will help her and definitely trace the abusers on Twitter. However, I asked her why she used the word "damn" for any country,"

Saudamini claimed that she was attacked on Twitter by several people on August 14th after she tweeted about Dipa. She was quoted: "I have faced life and rape threats particularly from three twitter handles (police wished the handles not to be named) who attacked my modesty as a woman."

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