Tehelka Sexual Assault: Abusive mails, victim's pics circulated

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Tehelka Assault
New Delhi, Jan 30: Goa Police on Wednesday, Jan 29 received a fresh complaint by the victim of Tehelka sexual assault case saying that she received abusive mails from unknown people and those mails along with her pictures have been circulated.

The victim said that her identity has been revealed by the mails. The former journalist of the news magazine said that revealing her images was a threat to her identity.

Media reports quoted a part of the mail which says, "This, the latest attempt to muzzle and silence me can no longer be treated lightly. This email clearly discloses my identity and seeks to deny me the protection granted by law, by encouraging a wide dissemination of the contents of the same. It is a deliberate move to obstruct the course of justice and prevent me from pursuing my complaint, by tarnishing my character with total lies and making it impossible for me to exist in society, and in particular within my own fraternity. The email contains information that is grossly offensive, has a menacing character and is aimed at intimidating me. Further, the image annexed to the email is designed to violate my privacy."

The victim said that revealing her images was a threat to her identity

Quoting the victim's complaint, one police official said, "I lodge my complaint with a request to investigate the circumstances under which this photograph has made its way to the public domain, as well as investigate the identity of the person who has sent me this abusive email. Please do take action as per the law, against the original generator of the email as well. As my main complaint of sexual assault and rape is registered and is being investigated by the CID crime branch Goa police, I am lodging this complaint with the same authorities."

The sole accused of the case -- former Editor-in-chief of Tehelka -- Tarun Tejpal has currently been lodged in a jail in Goa. He allegedly had sexually assaulted the young journalist in hotel in Goa.

Recently, Tejpal was also accused of "threatening and intimidating" the investigating officer Sunita Sawant during the course of inquiry. According to a news report, 50-year-old Tejpal has accused Sunita Sawant of using 'allegations of intimidation' as a ploy to sabotage his chances of getting bail.

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