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Updated on: Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:11 PM IST

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Congresswoman, journalist call out BJP IT Cell chief's tweets on mental illness

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BJP IT Cell Chief Amit Malviya on Sunday tweeted the importance of mental health after Bollywood actor died by suicide.

“Mental illness is not often easy to identify and denial is usually the first response. It is everybody’s responsibility to help those suffering from depression. If you pick signs of mental illness, raise it with their family and friends and ensure medical intervention. Empathy helps,” he shared.

This tweet did not go down well with a few people, particularly journalist Karninka Kohli and Congress member Hashiba Amin.

In a thread, Kohli said, “Funny @amitmalviya is tweeting about mental illness. My panic attacks first started in 2018 when his team of goons at the BJP IT cell started trolling me for hours at a stretch every single day. I distinctly remember the first time it happened.”

Meanwhile, Amin shared how she was harassed by the BJP IT cells as well on her Twitter timeline.

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on Sunday. His untimely demise was met with an outpouring of grief. Politicians, celebrities and ordinary citizens alike came together on social media platforms to condole his death. Many had also gathered outside his residence following the news.

Reports suggest that Rajput had been dealing with depression in recent times, and his suicide has sparked a conversation about mental health issues.

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Published on: Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:11 PM IST
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