Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, known for his not-so-classy tweets, has landed himself into a controversy after hurling abuses at a female journalist on Twitter.
The singer launched an offensive after a woman journalist, among others, countered him on his views on the recent murder of an Infosys techie.
Bhattacharya, who has made insensitive and loose remarks in the past, sparked strong reactions when he wrote about the Chennai murder case giving it a communal colour. Shockingly, he claimed the incident was a case of 'love jihad' even as the police hasn't said any such thing after arresting Swathi's killer yesterday.
He tweeted stating he wants justice for a "Hindu" girl
He even called out to Hindu parents to start a trend for bringing justice to the victim
This sparked outrage among Twitter users, including the journalist in question, Swati Chaturvedi, who suggested the singer be arrested
Chaturvedi went on to taunt him over his singing career, which apparently riled up the singer
He then went on an offensive rant, bringing in Pakistan and making obscene personal attacks on the journalist
बेशर्म बुढ़िया..U not proud of Indians? Wats your breed? U sk pakis..I fk Pakis, U lick..I kick, dnt block just wait https://t.co/0BWHU60rPm— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
Yes we Hindustani kick Paki supporters .. That's our proud Sanskar .. समझे सफ़ेद छछून्दर ? https://t.co/f82D2kOTIL— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
You look like a victim.. पठानों की पहली पसंद .. Rifat Ja..waid ko dikha https://t.co/Qd4c1A4JJg— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
Neta ji I don't need it ..whn u trvl by road for hrs & my countless songs on FMs.. Dont b a pak sympathesicer https://t.co/GGTTRH1n99— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
A supporter of Abhijeet butted in and in turn asked his opponents to tone down their language
Abhijeet quickly pounced on the opportunity and started mindless bashing
Pls respect her .. even if she is ugly or pichhli https://t.co/CA7lyQTxc7— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
Please arrest me .. Bcos I kick these anti Hindus, Hindustan haters, Paki supporters irrespective of their gender https://t.co/V0Kg90KeY2— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
Bolywood me drugs ka nasha.. HinduGods ka Mazak, leftists, these r d reasons कि मेरा देशभक्ति नशा चढ़ के बोलता है https://t.co/M5YaeRPjlA— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
The journalist tagged Mumbai police in a tweet demanding action against the singer, and the latter responded
@bainjal Please visit the local police station and lodge Complaint as well as contact to Cyber Police Station Contact No. 022-26504008— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 2, 2016
@bainjal We have followed you. Please DM your contact details. Talking to you at length may help us understand the situation better.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 2, 2016
According to a PTI report, the offended journalist is all set to take stringent action against the singer. She said, "I am going to file an FIR and I hope that police will take the required action. I very strongly feel that enough is enough. We as journalists and women have been targeted enough on Twitter. I am tired of these sexual innuendos we all face."