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Kolkata men use hashtag #RheaChakrabortyofMyLife to harass ex-girlfriend; gets arrested

Poulomi Sikdar

The Cyber Cell of Lalbazar Police Station, Kolkata has been receiving many complaints from women due to false allegations against them under the viral #RheaChakrabortyOfMyLife hashtag

Bollywood actoress Rhea Chakraborty's name has added quite a lot of misogynistics trends and trolling on social media. It all starred with "Bengali women do black magic" to "Rhea is a witch". The media trial of rhea has weaved a wicked narrative against women, revealing misogyny and patriarchy of India. Now the new trend which is associated with her name is to harass other women.

Since Rhea's invasive media trial leading her to arrest, a hashtag called #RheaChakrabortyOfMyLife started going rounds on social media and a number of men from Kolkata have been found to be using the hashtag to spread malicious lies about their ex-girlfriends in an attempt to shame and gaslight them.

As report says, several men have been using the hashtag to spread false allegations against their former partners.

Another report says that for the past several days, the Cyber Cell of Lalbazar Police Station have been recieving many former complaints from women across the city. They say that they have been accussed by their former male partner or male friends for starting this new trend.

For this, many people have already been arrested. One such arrested men is identified as Pranay Chandra. He was arrested by Netaji Nagar Police. The women who has filed a complaint against this man is a model by profession. She saidthat she was physically abused by Pranay and it went to such an extent that she had a bruise on one of her eyes. Pranay even broke her scooter.

Similar allegations have come from other women of Kolkata. One of them is from Salt Lake, who said that her former partner went to her workplace to defame her with false allegations. She said that he even went on to use the hashtag in social media. Another woman from the city alleged that after refusing to have any relation with a man from her residential area, the accused compared her with Rhea on social media, leveling false allegations on her.

Following this trend, a mental health experts claim people do such posts to get a few likes and followers.

People want to believe since it's a trending topic, so using of such a hashtag will further the reach, vilifying the women more and more.

Rhea Chakraborty has been recently nabbed by the Narcotics Control Bureau for her alleged drug links to the demise of former Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The actress has been long subjected to investigation by central agencies and media trial following her alleged boyfriend, Rajput's death on June 14.

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