The Delhi Police have registered a case on a complaint by senior journalist Sagarika Ghose, after a Facebook post called her "anti-national" and said she should be assassinated like journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh.
The police have sought details of the IP address from which the post was written. It was posted by VikramAditya Rana and the details of his profile are being probed.
The post read, “Let d shooting of #GauriLankesh serve as example to those anti-nationals who masquerade as journalists & activists.”
"I hope this is not d last...should be episode of serial assassinations of all anti-nationals. Shobha De; Arundhati Roy; Sagarika Ghose; Kavitha Krishnan; Shiela Rashid etc at d end of a list that should start with anti-national & treacherous politicians. A hit list be prepared & eliminate all those on d list. At last a ray of hope (sic)..." it said.
After Ghose posted a picture of the same on Twitter, the Delhi Police swung into action and registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and and the IT Act, the police said.
Lankesh, 55, known for her anti-establishment and anti-right views, was shot dead at close range by unknown assailants at her home in Bengaluru on 5 September.
A writer, publisher, and editor, Lankesh had come back home in her car and was opening the gate, when motorcycle-borne assailants shot her and killed her.
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