Mumbai: Sparking a fresh controversy, singer Abhijeet gave a communal angle to the murder of the Infosys techie in Chennai.
Abhijeet called the murder of Swathi, a case of Love Jihad, suggesting that her attacker was a Muslim.
24-year-old software engineer S. Swathi,was murdered in broad daylight at the Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai on Friday.
The vocalist posted an article by a Hindu right-wing website, titled Chennai- Brutal ISIS Style Cut Throat Murder of Infosys Girl, to terrorize other Love Jihad Victims?
Abhijeet’s tweet read, [email protected] Hindu parents want #JusticforSwati /revenge 4 our child #SWATI who ws butchered by #LoveJihad.”
With no evidence, a number of tweets doing the rounds allegedly giving communal angle to the murder.
The singer is at the centre for hurling abuses on a female journalist after he got involved in a Twitter fight with her and other media persons.
When the female journalist in question Swati Chaturvedi and other Twitter users replied to his tweet saying he should be arrested for stoking communal hatred, Abhijeet lashed out calling her “an old woman” in his expletive-filled rant.
Chaturvedi said that the singer’s tweets were “just obscenities and profanities” and she would file an FIR against him.
“(He has been) calling me all sorts of loaded, sexually nasty terms. It all started because he has been tweeting this information in the Chennai case. And I called that out and said that such things can start off riots,” Chaturvedi said. She said Mumbai Police has reached out to her and assured a strong action against Abhijeet.
“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.”
The singer is not new to such controversies as he has in the past ranted against Pakistani singers and artistes.