Goa Congress Worker Alleges Gang-Rape Threat From BJP Leader's Supporters

The unidentified caller also allegedly used "abusive and vulgar language" while threatening her with gangrape.

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Goa Congress Worker Alleges Gang-Rape Threat From BJP Leader's Supporters

Diya Shetkar is the Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress state secretary and also a lawyer


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Highlights

  1. An unidentified man allegedly threatened Diya Shetkar over the phone
  2. Ms Shetkar said she was asked not to enter the BJP leader's constituency
  3. A police complaint has been registered against an unknown person

A Congress worker on Sunday alleged that BJP leader Subhash Shirodkar's supporters have threatened her with gangrape if she campaigned against him.

In a police complaint, Diya Shetkar, who is the Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress state secretary, said she received a call on Sunday morning who claimed to be Mr Shirodkar's supporter. The unidentified caller also allegedly used "abusive and vulgar language" while threatening her with gangrape.

Ms Shetkar said she was also asked not to enter Mr Shirodkar's constituency.

"To harass a woman, Shirodkar's supporters have stooped so low to threaten me of gangrape," she told news agency ANI.

Diya Shetkar has urged the police to take the matter very seriously. A complaint has been registered against an unknown person.

In October, Mr Shirodkar had joined the BJP after stepping down as the Congress lawmaker for Siroda in the Goa Legislative Assembly.

Ms Shetkar, who is also a lawyer, told IANS that she had earlier campaigned against him.

Mr Shirodkar has not responded to the allegations yet.

(With inputs from agencies)

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