Activist's car attacked after campaign to identify 'rapists'

Feb 07, 2015, 09:08 IST | PTI

Hyderabad: Unidentified attackers damaged the car of anti-human trafficking activist Sunitha Krishnan here Friday after she launched a nationwide online campaign to identify six alleged rapists filmed in two separate videos. Krishnan's car parked outside her office near Charminar was stoned.

The activist, who runs Prajwala, an NGO working to save trafficked women, lodged a complaint with Hussaini Alam police station in the old city. Police said they were looking into the incident. She claimed that her car was vandalised 30 minutes after she appeared on NDTV to announce her #ShameTheRapistCampaign.

Krishnan uploaded photographs of six alleged rapists on social networking sites. The images were from two separate videos of gang-rape of two women found on popular messaging service WhatsApp. Some rapists were seen smiling for what appears to be a cellphone camera.

The activist said one of her friends received the videos and alerted her. Krishnan, who was gang-raped when she was 15, took the help of her film-maker husband to highlight the faces of the alleged rapists from the videos, which are believed to be six months old.

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