UAE company apologises to Rana Ayyub after sacking Indian employee for sending abusive messages to her on Facebook

Rana Ayyub had highlighted his offensive message on Twitter. The man had sent an abusive message with sexual overtones to her on Facebook messenger.

A UAE-based employee had to lose his job for sending abusive messages on Facebook to independent journalist Rana Ayyub. According to a report by Gulf News, the employee, identified as Bincylal Balachandran, from Kerala, was working in Alpha Paint in Dubai since 2015.

Ayyub had highlighted his offensive message on Twitter. This prompted some of her followers to report the matter to his employers in Dubai. Balachandran had sent an abusive message with sexual overtones to the Indian journalist on Facebook messenger. Ayyub’s message on Twitter had said, “Just a sample of the filth I receive on my Facebook page. Time to name and shame this pervert.”

According to the report, Shadi Al Refai, human resource manager of the company, said that after verifying the accuracy of the information, the termination order of Balachandran was issued immediately.

He was summoned by the management, where he confessed to sending the message. The officials checked on his Facebook account and saw the abusive message which was sent to Rana Ayyub in addition to some offensive posts against Islam.

Ayyub reportedly plans to file an FIR in Delhi today. Following the development, Ayyub took to Twitter and wrote: “UAE government has revoked Bincy Lal’s visa and are deporting him back to India. A lesson for those who harass us, will drag you out of you ratholes.”

After sacking their employee, the company apologised to Ayyub for its ex-employee’s behaviour. Ayyub shared this news via Twitter and wrote: “National paints , Sharjah just called me to apologise on behalf of the company for the harassment I faced from their ex-employee Bincy lal.”