A lady who faced life dangers and sexual abuses online for her tweets ahead of the super gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s performance in Rio Olympics looked for the assistance of Union Minister Sushma Swaraj taking after which a case was held up by Rajasthan Police. A body of evidence against 3 Twitter unknown parties were registered under 66 D (Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource) and 67 (Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the IT act, police said, adding they were attempting to trace the accused. The accused woman wrote –
Conflicted about Dipa Karmakar’s Olympic Vault final. It is an incredible achievement, of course but gymnasts from richer countries don’t have to perform the Produnova, the death fault, to gain more points. They can do easier vaults and execute it better because of the better infrastructure, better training and hence, better everything. Tonight, she is going to risk her life to win an Olympic medal. Life is not worth any medal, for any damned country.
Her tweet drove her into a very major threat in which she faced intense criticism including rape warnings and threat to life and later sought help from the External Affairs Minister. DCP East Kunwar Rastradeep on Wednesday said that – “We are in the process of obtaining some IP addresses and are writing to Twitter seeking information about certain the handles. Since their server is located out of the country, it will take some time for us to reach to the users who abused her.” Meanwhile, Dipa Karmakar stood 4th in the Vault final event at the Rio Olympics.