NEW DELHI: Police on Tuesday registered a case of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation against unknown persons in connection with the "rape threats" allegedly received by an army martyr's daughter here.
The case was registered following a complaint received from Delhi Commission for Women on behalf of Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur (20).
The FIR was registered under sections 354A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of IPC and section 67 of the IT Act against unknown persons, said Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police (Southwest) and Delhi Police spokesperson.
"Yesterday (Monday), DCW forwarded a complaint of a DU student reg. online abuse. Immediately, area DCP spoke to her & provided necessary security. Her complnt was examined by Cyber Cell& an FIR No.32/17, u/s 354-A,506 IPC & 67 IT Act,PS EOW has been registerd & invstigation tkn up," Delhi Police said in a series of tweets.
Sources said that Kaur has been provided security by Delhi Police and men in plainclothes will be patrolling the area where she stays.
Senior officers said that she has submitted a screenshot of a message she received on Facebook from a man who allegedly threatened her with "gangrape" and "making porn videos of her".
Police is likely to seek details of the account from which the message was sent. Kaur, daughter of martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, started the campaign "I am not afraid of ABVP" following violence at Ramjas college. It went viral and received massive support from students across universities.
Last week, she had changed her Facebook profile picture to one in which she was holding a placard reading, "I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone. Every student of India is with me. #StudentsAgainstABVP."
Ramjas college had last week witnessed large-scale violence between members of the AISA and the ABVP. The genesis of the clash was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on 'Culture of Protests' which was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the ABVP.
(With PTI inputs)