Popular Bengali actress Pratyusha Paul filed a complaint alleging harassment on social media. She stated that she has been receiving obscene messages, including rape threats on Instagram from one particular user. Although she ignored the messages initially, Pratyusha revealed that she would block the user, who would then open a new social media account and start sending her vulgar texts once again. Based on her complaint, the Kolkata Police Cyber Cell has now launched an investigation on the harassment and rape threats after recording the actress' statement, while also assuring her of action. An e-mail as well has reportedly been sent to the social media platform for information pertaining to the case.
The police have registered a case under various sections of Information Technology Act and 354 A (sexual harassment), 354D (any man who assaults or uses criminal force to any woman), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC. Speaking to a news channel, Pratyusha said, "They (cyber cell) have sent an email to Instagram, asking me to wait as these things take time. I have no choice other than to wait." The actress further stated that she had blocked the user at least thirty times.
On the work front, Pratyusha Paul has garnered a huge fan following in the Bengali television circuit after making her debut at an early age. She shot to limelight and became a household name among audiences after playing Devi Lakshmi’s role in the hit mythological show Eso Ma Lokkhi. Pratyusha was also appreciated for her performance in Tobu Mone Rekho and was last seen in Guriya Jekhane Guddu Sekhane in the lead role.
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