DCW sends notice to Delhi Police over online rape threats issued to Anushka Sharma’s-Virat Kohli’s nine-month-old daughter Vamika, seeks immediate action


The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has taken serious cognizance of the online rape threats issued to Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s and Anushka Sharma’s nine-month-old daughter Vamika. DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal took to her Twitter handle to express her disappointment and displeasure over the incident. The threats started coming after India vs Pakistan match. India lost the match making netizens angry who took their ire by slamming Mohammed Shami, the only Muslim cricketer in the team and Kohli and his daughter started getting threats after he rose to stand by Shami.

The DCW Twitter handle wrote, “DCW has issued a notice to police over a threat made on Twitter to rape Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's daughter. Our chairperson Swati Maliwal has called this ‘shameful,’ and called for immediate arrest of the accused.” An image of the letter addressed to the cyber-crime branch of the Delhi Police was also attached to the tweet. Reportedly, the DCW has also sought information, including a copy of the FIR (first information report), details of the accused identified and arrested, and also a detailed "action taken report", in the matter.

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The notice also mentions that if no accused has been arrested, please provide the details of steps taken by Delhi Police to arrest the accused. The police have been asked to provide the information on the matter by November 8.

Team India’s campaign in the World Cup T20 has been pretty horrendous as they are all but out of the semi-final race leaving fans fuming and highly aggrieved.

(Source: Twitter)