A law student in Udaipur, Rajasthan, has been held for allegedly sending sending death and rape threats to journalist Rohini Singh.
Kapil Viayan, 26, who was arrested on January 30, is associated with the Sangh Parivar’s student wing ABVP, , where Rohini frequently contributes.
Kapil had threatened Rohini after she replied to a tweet of his on the tractor parade held by protesting farmers on Republic Day. Rohini made public the threats, tagging the Udaipur police and Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and demanding action.
Kapil has been booked under penal provisions pertaining to criminal intimidation and intent to insult modesty of a woman as well as under the Information Technology Act provision that penalises transmission of obscene material.
“During his interrogation, the accused confessed that he had doled out a threat to the journalist in anger against her style of reporting on the ongoing farmers’ agitation at the borders of Delhi,” Satyaveer Singh, the police chief of Udaipur, told the .