A young boy from Kolkata, Agniswor Chakraborty, has been detained by Kolkata Police for sending a sexually explicit rape threat to a girl in social media. Social media has been abuzz with screenshots of his rape message, many alarmed by what triggered the young boy to send such a hateful message. Many have been petitioning votes in change.org, calling for the strictest action possible against the boy.
The young girl who is studying in Australia had posted a Skype screenshot with her brother on her Facebook page, with the caption ‘I miss you. You’re my best friend’. Agniswor had sent a ‘smile’ emoticon, which the girl deleted seeing he was not on her friend’s list. The rejection caused the young boy to outburst, posting a very threatening, emotionally disturbing rape comment.
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People all over India are questioning the raising of boys and their inability to cope with rejection.
Agniswor is a 24 year old Salt Lake based engineer, and friends/acquaintances have been saying he has a history of harassing women online.
IT Act, 2008 deems such comments on an online medium to be a criminal offence punishable with a three-year prison term and a fine at the first instance itself.