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Rs. 2 crore on my head, alleges harassed Madurai-based ‘Kakkoos’ documentary filmmaker

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Updated: 12:05 GMT, Aug 1, 2017 | Published: 11:27 GMT, Aug 1, 2017 |
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 Documentary filmmaker Divya Bharathi on Monday alleged that Puthiya Tamizhagam (PT) party leader Dr K Krishnasamy had instigated his party men to send her death threats.Addressing the media here, Divya, who is also the Madurai District Convenor of the All India Students Association (AISA), stated that (Whats App) messages were being spread by members of the PT. “The message that has listed my mobile number speaks of a bounty of Rs 2 crore on my head,” she claimed.

“The callers who claim affiliation to the PT and the BJP continue to send death threats and make derogatory remarks. They have threatened to file a suit against me seeking a ban on my documentary,” said Divya, adding that she has been receiving thousands of anonymous calls for the past four days.

The activist had directed the documentary film Kakkoos highlighting the practice of manual scavenging in the State. Clearing air on the documentary, first screened in February, Divya said it was not aimed at portraying a certain community in bad light.