Provoking celebrities and known personalities on social media has always been a favourite pastime for many. This time around, it was the turn of former Congress MLA AP Abdullakutty from Kerala, who had earlier been in the news for his alleged involvement with solar scam accused Saritha S Nair.
Saritha had then accused Abdullakutty of sexually molesting her at Mascot Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram.
On Sunday, the ex-MLA had posted a picture of himself atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Facebook. As soon as the picture was posted, users online got in to action. The majority of the comments were insinuations against his alleged link to Saritha.
While a few asked him whether Saritha had accompanied him on the trip to Dubai, there were some who wanted to get her phone number from him.
Others went a step ahead and asked him whether he was spending his honeymoon with Saritha in Dubai.
There was one who wanted to know whether Abdullakutty had meant the Mascot Hotel, instead of the Burj Khalif. When the trolls began to further hit beneath the belt, Abdullakutty too began to respond in kind.
The Congress leader termed them patti (dog) and thendi (beggar) and went on to remark that their comments could be applied to their own parents.
When questioned by the media, Abdullakutty apparently told the reporters that he was sick and tired of the barrage of abuses that the said picture had garnered: “Shouldn’t we throw stones at dogs that attack us? My response was simply a sort of a reflex action to all the abuses that were showered on me and my family.”
He even went to the extent of comparing the trolls with stray dogs, and warned them of having identified two of them. Later however, Abdullakutty deleted most of his equally abusive replies.
But screenshots of the same are still doing the rounds on social media.