Pune: Woman’s Life Turned Upside Down by False Death Rumors on Social Media
Dighi, 26th May 2023: In a shocking turn of events, a distressing case has come to light where a woman’s existence was maliciously targeted through the means of social media, leaving the community astounded.
This disheartening incident unfolded in Charholi, Pimpri Chinchwad, between January 31 and May 23, 2023. Subsequently, a case has been filed against an individual at the Dighi Police Station (Pimpri Chinchwad police), seeking justice for the victim.
The accused, identified as Chetan Rohit Singh from Shantinagar, Vishrantwadi, Pune, allegedly initiated and propagated a false rumor claiming the demise of the victim. Furthermore, a video featuring the woman, taken out of context and containing obscene comments, was circulated on popular platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram. The accused also tagged victim’s son and daughter on Instagra,.
Distressed by the humiliation and slander she endured, the aggrieved woman decided to take action, lodging a complaint at the Dighi Police Station. Subsequently, Chetan Singh has been charged under multiple sections, including 354 (d) (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), and 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code.