New Delhi: National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma has demanded the arrest of a singer, who came up with a Bhojpuri song abusing actor Rhea Chakraborty.
Sharma tweeted Tuesday: “This man Vikash must be arrested. Why can’t we let law enforcement agencies work when they are already investigating the case? Even if someone is guilty, no one has the right to use such filthy language against the person. Let law take its course.”
Sharma was referring to the Bhojpuri song sung by singer Vikash Gop, who has a YouTube channel titled Vikas Gop Entertainment.
The poster of the song says: ‘Jo Sushant (Singh Rajput) bhaiya ke fan ha, woh is gaane ko sune (Sushant’s fans must listen to this song).
Besides the song by Gop, another Bhojprui song abusing Chakraborty has been doing the rounds on social media. This was sung by Ramjanam Yadav, who has over 12,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Bhojpuri songs have been criticised for their vulgar content and crassness in the past too.
After actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on 14 June, Bhojpuri songs abusing female members in the families of the likes of actor Salman Khan and director Karan Johar — who were vilified on social media for allegedly promoting nepotism — were released on YouTube.
Chakraborty was targeted before
Following Rajput’s death, Chakraborty, his rumoured girlfriend, came under attack from many quarters, with several holding her responsible for his death, including Rajput’s family.
On 16 July, Chakraborty posted to Instagram a message that was sent to her by a social media user, where she was threatened with rape and murder if she didn’t commit suicide.
The case of Rajput’s death has been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation, which re-registered an FIR of criminal conspiracy and abetment of suicide against Chakraborty.