Journalists in Delhi-NCR receive threat messages

The police in Delhi and the neighbouring township of Noida are investigating at least four complaints filed by journalists who say they have received death threats on the social messaging platform WhatsApp over the past two weeks. One journalist even received a phone call threatening him after he first got three threats via WhatsApp. The threat messages are virtually identical, referring to journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was murdered in Bengaluru by unidentified assailants on September 5, and warning that journalists critical of the Modi government, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh “will not be spared” and will “be removed”.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :whatsapp, calls
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Celebrity / Social Activist
Location of incident Other perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0 :4
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory : Superintendent of Police (Noida City) Arun Kumar Singh said that one complaint was being investigated by the force’s cyber cell. The police are yet to identify any people in connection with these threats Current status Not known
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: September 16, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
    Name of the victim : Delhi-NCR journalists
    Name of Perpetrator Hindu extremists
    State Delhi
    District/City New Delhi
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