Bulli Bai app case: Accused Niraj Bishnoi tries to harm himself twice, threatens suicide


 Guwahati: Niraj Bishnoi, the 21-year-old prime accused in the Bulli Bai app case, has attempted to harm himself twice and has threatened suicide, said Delhi Police. Police said they are taking due care of the accused in view of the ‘self-harm’ attempt. 

Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit said Neeraj Bishnoi  
revealed that he had chosen the Gurmukhi script as he found the same to be more impactful than the Devanagari script, said a report in news agency ANI.

Neeraj was arrested from Assam’s Jorhat by Delhi Police on Wednesday night. He was also suspended by his institute-Vellore Institute of Technology, Bhopal, on January 6- for bringing disrepute to the college. Neeraj Bishnoi, a computer science engineering student, allegedly used multiple Twitter handle to publicise the Bulli Bai application. 

After nearly a week of investigation into the Bulli Bai app case, police have arrested four people including an 18-year-old girl from Uttarakhand. 

Bulli Bai app, a clone of Sulli deals, put up prominent Muslim women journalists and activists for online ‘auction’. 

Most of the Muslim women, who were targeted through the app on GitHub open software, have been vocal on political and social issues. The doctored pictures of over 100 Muslim women were put up on the app on January 1.

This led to a massive outcry with activists and politicians demanding strict action against the culprits. 

The cyber cell of Mumbai Police has so far arrested three persons in the case including an engineering student, a teenage girl and a Delhi University student. Delhi Police have made one arrest.

The first arrest in the case was of Vishal Kumar Jha (21), an engineering student from Bengaluru. Based on his information, police arrested 18-year-old Shweta Singh from Rudrapur in Uttarakhand. Mumbai police have also arrested one Mayank Rawal (21) from Uttarakhand.

The cyber cell of Mumbai police has also filed a case against Twitter handles which promoted the app.

Mumbai Police also unearth Nepal link of Shweta Singh. Police claim Shweta was in touch with a Twitter handle being operated from Nepal and created a Twitter handle with the name of @jattkhalsa07 on his instruction. Shweta friend Giyou whom she met on social media was allegedly asking her to do all this. 

Mumbai Police have urged people to come forward if they have any information regarding Bulli Bai case.