Mumbai Police arrests social-media user who issued rape threat to Virat Kohli’s daughter
The accused, who was identified as Srinivas Akubathini, was taken into custody by the cyber cell of Mumbai Police on Wednesday.
Updated - Nov 10, 2021 6:37 pm
In what can be called a major development, Mumbai Police has arrested a 23-year-old boy from Hyderabad for issuing a rape threat to Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s 10-month old daughter Vamika on Twitter. The accused, who was identified as Srinivas Akubathini, was taken into custody by the cyber cell of Mumbai Police on Wednesday.
As Team India endured a horrendous campaign in the T20 World Cup 2021, players received criticism from different corners. However, some disgruntled netizens even dragged players’ families in their harsh comments. Ramnagesh Srinivas Akubathini is also one of those social media users. Disappointed by India’s dismal show in the competition, Akubathini took to social media and issued a rape threat to the team skipper Virat Kohli’s daughter.
Virat Kohli’s daughter received rape threats following India’s defeat against Pakistan
An investigation over the matter was subsequently conducted and Akubathini got detained by Mumbai Police. As per India Today, the accused is a B-Tech graduate who worked in the software department of a food delivery platform. With the matter being handled by Mumbai Police, Akubathini is being brought to Mumbai where he will be produced before a court with the police seeking further custody.
The report further notified that the accused made the ugly comment following India’s 10-wicket defeat to Pakistan on October 24. It has to be noted that Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had sent a notice to Delhi Police, seeking investigation and action against the rape threats made to Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s daughter on social media.
Terming the actions shameful, the commission had asked for immediate action over the matter. “This is the time to stand behind our team, not against them. Even if India lost to Pakistan, the players and their families don’t deserve hatredHer letter went on to add. I expect immediate registration of an FIR and arrests in the matter. Such people should be taught a lesson,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal had written to the Delhi Police.
Meanwhile, India’s campaign in the gala tournament has been done and dusted as they got knocked out of the league stage. The national team’s next assignment is a three-match T20I series against New Zealand at home which gets underway on November 17.