President's daughter names and shames 'online pervert'

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Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of President Pranab Mukherjee, on Saturday filed a police complaint against a man who sent her obscene messages on Facebook and demanded his arrest.

In her complaint to the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police, Mukherjee said the messages sent to her were "totally distasteful and vulgar, posted with an intention of being extremely foul and intimidatory and were highly offensive in nature".

She asked the police to apprehend the person at the earliest and pursue legal action against him.

Earlier, Mukherjee named the pervert, Partha Mandal, for sending her obscene messages on Facebook.

"It was shocking to see such messages. And this kind of situation is being faced by thousands of women every day," Mukherjee told IANS.

She said all the messages landed on her account on Friday from the account of Mandal.

"First I thought of blocking or ignoring him. Then I thought why should I feel ashamed of sharing such posts because I am not guilty," she said.

"Such people will take advantage of silence. That's why I chose to speak up."

The Congress leader, who fought the 2015 assembly elections in Delhi, said she made her profile public after joining politics in order to get suggestions and complaints from people.

"I don't want any special attention from the police for being the daughter of the President," she added.

"The police must have many such cases. I just want the police to be strict with such people."

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