Chennai Journalist Files Case Against Abusive Trolls

Chennai: The Chennai cyber crime police have taken up a case of online abuse, after fans of a filmstar trolled a woman journalist with abuses over the last three days.

The case comes a day after other cases of stalking led to massive outrage in north India. In Chennai, the case relates to trolls who took umbrage with a woman journalist’s single tweet that expressed her opinion about a movie.

Dhanya Rajendran, Editor of, had tweeted on August 4 that she felt Shah Rukh Khan’s new movie Jab Harry Met Sejal was worse than Tamil hero Vijay’s film, Sura. In a matter of hours, over 31,000 tweets trended hashtag #publicitybeepDhanya, leading to a torrent of abuse from Vijay’s fans, that included name-calling, threats of rape and personal attacks. Incidentally, none of Shah Rukh Khan fans had any issue with her expressing her opinion.

After three days of relentless trolling on social

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