Scribe files complaint alleging death threat on FB

Scribe files complaint alleging death threat on FB

 Activist and editor of Aseema newspaper Santosh Thammaiah has complained to the cyber crime police on Thursday that he is receiving death threats on social media.

Thammaiah (37) was earlier arrested by the Gonikoppal police for making controversial remarks at a public meeting during Tipu Jayanthi.

Thammaiah, now out on bail, said in his complaint that five people using the Facebook accounts of Mangalore Muslims and Sangagala Smhara abused and threatened him soon after his arrest. He said they vowed to kill him in a month.

The cyber crime police have taken up the case under various sections of the IT Act, besides criminal intimidation, and are trying to track the accused using their IP addresses.

After Thammaiah's arrest, activists of BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and Hindu Jagarana Vedike began protesting in Madikeri, condemning the action. They also shouted slogans and vented their ire against the state government.