Lekshmi Nair files police complaint against her trollers
Her complaint comes even as students of Kerala Law Academy were continuing with their agitation demanding her resignation over alleged harassment and irregularities in awarding internal marks.
Principal of the Kerala Law Academy in state capital Thiruvananthapuram and celebrity chef Lekshmi Nair on Tuesday lodged a complaint with police seeking legal action against those harassing her and members of her family through social media.
In her complaint to DGP Loknath Behera, she alleged that several messages and posts were being rampantly spread in the social media that were “seriously derogatory” and intrude upon her and her family’s privacy.
Her complaint comes even as students were continuing with their agitation demanding her resignation over alleged harassment and irregularities in awarding internal marks. Nair alleged that several political and students union leaders had made speeches ‘questioning her moral side’ and ‘defaming’ her family members as part of the ongoing agitation in front of the Academy at nearby Peroorkkada, The Indian Express reported.
“A group of 80 odd students are conducting an agitation against the college and there were several instances of law and order involving the agitators and police,” she said.
“There are also several photographs, most of them are morphed and spread through this media which includes semi-nude photographs, which seriously intrude upon the privacy of myself and my family members, including my future daughter-in-law (who is also the student of the college),” she said.
Stating that the ‘illegal acts’ were an offense under IPC section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and under other relevant cyber and other laws in this regard, she requested the police to take immediate legal action against those trolling her.