Even after three days of registration of the case, Delhi Police have failed to identify the two suspects, who had allegedly threatened to rape and kill Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, following her tweet.
According to senior police officials close to the investigation, the display pictures on the suspects' account might have been changed -which is why the team is unable to identify the two suspects, who had threatened Kaur on social networking sites. They said, the accounts could also have been deactivated after the matter was highlighted. funfacts
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- On Friday crime branch officials contacted Gurmehar. "The officials have been sending her emails and she is reverting all the queries. She has not been contacted over phone. So far, the information provided by her seems to be fruitful," special commissioner of police (operations), Dependra Pathak told Mail Today.
- Kaur, the daughter of a martyr and a student of BA first year of Lady Sri Ram college has deactivated her Facebook account. Senior officials assured that deactivation of her account won't hamper the case. In the initial probe, it has been learnt that her twitter handle and Facebook account are linked. Whatever she used to tweet, was shared on her Facebook wall too.
- When one such tweet got her into threats, Kaur approached the DCW with screenshots of the threats. Based on that, the Delhi Police registered a case by the Cyber Cell under IPC sections 354A (Sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 67 of IT act (transmitting obscene material in electronic form).
- On Thursday, the crime branch has written an official letter to the service provider regarding the access of details of the two Facebook users who had threatened her. A senior official said they are waiting for a reply from the Facebook authority that is expected to come in next few weeks. Kaur had started the campaign "I am not afraid of ABVP", following recent cases of campus violence. However, as the controversy grew, she withdrew it and left for Jalandhar to be with her family, requesting that she should be left alone.