NEW DELHI: Congress leader and President of India Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee was allegedly stalked on a social networking site on Saturday following which she identified the accused as Partha Mandal and posted the details of him on the site.
She also vowed to fight against perverts. “This pervert Partha Mandal is sending me dirty sexual messages. My first reaction was to ignore and block him. But then I thought the silence would encourage him to find other victims,” Sharmistha wrote on social networking site.
She will file a police complaint as a common citizen. “I want the police to be active in case of complaint lodged by any women. Therefore, I will quietly go to the police and lodge a complaint. I will fight as a general person,” Sharmistha said.
Sharmistha has also appealed to other women facing similar problems to lodge complaints.
The Congress leader, who fought the 2015 assembly elections in Delhi but lost, said she made her profile public after joining politics in order to get suggestions and complaints from people. Mondal had allegedly sent obscene messages to Sharmistha on Friday night.
She said she initially thought of ignoring the message but she realised that the “offender will offend other women”. “I decided to share the messages because there is a need for public exposure and public humiliation of such people,” Sharmistha said.
She shared the obscene message to publicly shame the stalker. “Just blocking and reporting is not enough. I strongly feel such people should be publicly exposed and humiliated. I’m posting screenshots of his profile and messages he sent me,” she wrote.
She further stated: “I’m also tagging him. Please share this post and tag this rat as a message that these pervert acts will not be taken lightly.”