The Delhi Police has unfolded a new twist related to the Bois Locker Room incident. They have investigated a particular Snapchat conversations screenshot that was doing rounds with the Bois Locker room conversations and found out that it was a girl who posed as a boy to layout a sexual assault plan, only to check the “values and character” of the boy she was chatting with. The police have also concluded that this conversation isn’t a part of the Bois locker room group, which was a series of conversation on Instagram. Further, the police have said that this Snapchat conversation, got mixed up in the Bois Locker Room controversy and detailed investigation in the Locker room case is still underway.
- After investigation, the Delhi Police has, however, found that the Snapchat conversation has no connection with the Bois locker room and a girl faked her name as Siddharth only to check the values and character of the boy she was chatting with.
- Along with the Instagram messages, a Snapchat conversation with a boy named Siddharth inciting rape also went viral.
- The incident in the Bois Locker Room case involved teenage boys from Delhi. The Cyber police held a 15-year-old in connection with those chats.
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Devices Seized, A Girl Turns Out To Be The Mastermind
The one to one Snapchat conversation which went viral last month was actually a conversation between a boy and a girl. “The alleged Snapchat conversation is actually between a girl (sender) and a boy (receiver) in which the girl is sending chat messages through a fictional Snapchat account named ‘Siddharth’, Using the fake identity of a male person, she suggested in the chat, a plan to sexually assault herself,” said Delhi Police Crime Branch Unit on 10 May.
The other boy, who was the receiver, stopped further communication and shared the matter with both – his friends, and the girl about whom the conversation took place. The screenshot went viral with other Instagram screenshots from the Bois Locker Room, sparking nationwide outrage.
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Snapchat Screenshot And Bois Locker Room are Unrelated
“When the Bois Locker Room screenshots were revealed to other and started circulating on social media, the alleged previous conversation also got mixed with it due to its sensational nature and due to its availability in different student group,” said Anyesh Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Cyber Cell, The Mumbai Mirror Reported.
DCP Roy further revealed that further investigation in the Locker room case is underway.
“When the Bois Locker Room screenshots were revealed to others and started circulating on social media, the alleged previous conversation also got mixed with it due to its sensational nature and due to its availability in different student group.” – DCP Anyesh Roy
No, The Bois Locker Room Guys Aren’t Innocent
This revelation does highlight the toxic mentality of the girl who posed as a boy only to incite rape comments against another girl. However, this nowhere proves that the teenagers involved in the Bois locker room incident are innocent. But as far as the Snapchat conversations are concerned, we have a very important lesson- to stop the instant social media trials and to wait for the police to confirm.
While this one turned out different, Boys Locker Room on Instagram is still not a shut case. But, this current incidence highlights how uncomfortable women can make men the moment they raise questions on their privileges. The allegations on Twitter and elsewhere on social media that in light of the latest revelation will feminists who were after the perpetrators like a pack of hungry dogs apologize for highlights their discomfort only.
Women and young girls need to realize feminism is a fight for equality, not a one-upmanship. And how the fight gets trivialized with a small misstep. This one act will invalidate the conversation they got going on the rampant trolling, threats and abuse women face on social media. Even women need to learn that issues such as rape and sexual assault cannot be trivialized. And social media is a great tool only when used correctly.
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