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This Woman Tweeted About A Man Who Sent Her Lewd Messages, After Which He Was Fired And Deported

"A lesson for those who harass us, [we] will drag you out of your ratholes."

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On April 6, Ayyub tweeted screenshots of lewd messages she received from a guy on Facebook, adding that this was just an example of messages she received every day.

Just a sample of the filth i receive on my facebook page. Time to name and shame this pervert

The man, Balachandran Lal, lives in the UAE and worked for UAE-based company Shadi Al Refai. However, after Ayyub filed a complaint and the company got wind of the entire situation, he was promptly terminated.

Twitter: @RanaAyyub

"We verified the accuracy of the information and checked on the name of the man. On April 8, at 8 a.m. the termination order of (B.B.) was issued," the HR department of Al Refai said.


Ayyub told BuzzFeed that even though she gets a lot of abusive messages from guys online, she decided to share Lal's because he blatantly messaged her from his own profile, in which his wife was with him in his display picture.

Facebook: ranaayyubjournalist

"I decided to name and shame this guy because enough is enough. Whenever I've reported men in the past, cops have said that nothing will come of it because they are anonymous. The company told me that he has been messaging abusive messages to many other women," she added.

Ayyub said that the company reached out to her, apologising for Lal's behaviour, and even offered to bring her flowers. "This never happens in Indian companies, it was very sweet, and I felt very encouraged," she added.

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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