Popular Bengali television actress Payel Sarkar lodged a complaint with the cybercrime cell of Kolkata Police after receiving some obscene messages from the fake account of a film director. The director also lodged a complaint to the cyber cell against those using his name on social media.
The actress spoke to the media that she had accepted a friend request from a well-known director. Soon afterwards she was told during a messenger chat that she has been chosen for the lead role of an upcoming film and then got an obscene message.
Payel Sarkar is popular for her Bengali serials like Tapur Tupur, Andarmahal, Bene Bou, Tumi Rabe Nirobe said that she got an obscene message during a messenger chat. She shared the screenshot of the chat on her Facebook profile where her fans and friends told her to check the profile of the film director. After which she realised that it was a fake profile.
The case which was initially registered in the Kolkata police cyber cell was later transferred to Barrackpore police Commissionerate that ultimately blocked the account. “She stays at Baranagar and so the case was transferred to Barrackpore Police Commissionerate. We have blocked the account and are looking into the details of the account. We hope to find the person soon,” a senior officer of the Commissionerate said.
“I understood soon afterwards it was not the verified account of …… sir. The fake account had many inconsistencies I realised when I checked later. But I went ahead with the complaint as I want to punish those who abuse, stalk and harass women and girls on social media. I have got all the cooperation from the police,” Payel Sarkar said.
On the other hand, a director who came to know about the incident later said that he would lodge a complaint on the issue and want to know the people who are trying to taint his image.