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Tehelka: Virulent campaign to falsify facts, alleges victim

The Goa crime branch, which is investigating the case, has received the complaint from the victim, whose statement was also recorded by its sleuths in Mumbai this afternoon. Deputy Inspector General of Police OP Mishra told PTI that the crime branch team in Mumbai will be arriving in Goa this evening with the content of the complaint, only after which further action would be decided.

‘On Wednesday, the victim got in touch with the investigating officer. She informed that she has received a mail which contains picture of her along with two others,’ Mishra said, adding that the email also contains some slightly objectionable text related to the case.

‘Our team, which was already in Mumbai, has got in touch with the victim and she has handed over the complaint to them,’ the DIG said.

After going through the contents (of the complaint), necessary legal action would be decided, he added.

The email, sent by the victim to Goa police has complained of ‘systematic and virulent’ campaign to falsify facts and the truth.

‘I have remained silent against this campaign of slander and vilification, although it has caused me hurt and trauma because I have full faith in the legal process and respect its sanctity,’ the victim has mentioned in her complaint.

The victim said the photograph which was available on
Tehelka
server has been circulated, illegally and without her consent, via email to several members of the society, including senior media persons. ‘It is being presented completely out of context along with several malicious comments about my appearance and veracity of my complaint,’ she said, adding ‘this email clearly discloses my identity and seeks to deny me the protection granted by law, by encouraging a wide dissemination of the content of the same.’

The victim also said that it was a ‘deliberate move to obstruct the course of justice and prevent me from pursuing my complaint by tarnishing my character with total lies and making it impossible for me to exist in society, and in particular within my own fraternity.’
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