Bengali actress Pratyusha Paul recently alleged that unknown persons have issued rape threats to her on social media and released a few morphed images of her on pornographic websites, hurting her image.
The actress has filed a cyber complaint in Kolkata and an investigation is underway but none have been arrested yet.
Pratyusha, who is known for her roles in shows 'Eso Ma Lokhi' and 'Tobu Mone Tekho', claimed she received rape threats from anonymous online accounts on Instagram.
Speaking exclusively to India Today, the actress claimed that it started in July 2020, when an anonymous account started sending her lewd messages on the photo-sharing app. She tried reporting it to the police, however, she was advised by her near ones to not pay attention to it.
The actress has alleged that the person(s) keep changing his/her account when she blocks them and threaten her of rape.
Pratyusha added that she has blocked the accounts 30 times.
She further stated that the user released her morphed images on pornographic websites and even sent those to her mother and friends.
Pratyusha claimed that the account holder even mentioned that it is the same person who is texting her by creating new profiles on Instagram, despite being blocked multiple times.
(With inputs from PTI)