Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's 10 months old daughter Vamika Kohli became the latest target of trolls after the latter came out in support of Team India pacer Mohammed Shami. Vamika was given rape threats by an anonymous user on Twitter as a way to vent out anger on Virat for defending his team member after India lost a World Cup match against Pakistan in Dubai on October 24.
Now, the Mumbai Police finally nabbed the person who issued rape threats to Vamika. According to ANI, the person is a 23 years old resident of Hyderabad working as a software engineer. Reportedly, he earlier worked for a food delivery app. The accused is named Ramnagesh Srinivas Akubathini, as per ANI.
Mumbai Police Cyber Cell arrests a man from Hyderabad for giving online rape threats to daughter of an Indian cricketer following team's loss against Pakistan in T20 World Cup. The man, identified as one 23-year-old Ramnagesh Alibathini, is being brought to Mumbai: Mumbai Police
— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2021
Farhan Akhtar lauded Mumbai Police's cyber cell for arresting the accused. He tweeted, "I’m really glad to hear the Mumbai Police cyber cell have located and arrested the creep who tweeted rape threats to a child. Now hoping for similar swift action in cases of female journalists who receive rape threats almost on a daily basis."
I’m really glad to hear the Mumbai Police cyber cell have located and arrested the creep who tweeted rape threats to a child. Now hoping for similar swift action in cases of female journalists who receive rape threats almost on a daily basis.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) November 10, 2021
It all started when Virat-led Team India failed to defeat 'arch-rival' Team Pakistan during the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai. Mohammed Shami faced the wrath of a section of netizens. Some even questioned his 'patriotism' and abused him too. Virat, amid heavy trolling, jumped to Shami's defence.
The Team India captain issued a statement hitting back at trolls. "To me, attacking someone over their religion is the most pathetic thing that a human being can do. Everyone has the right to voice their opinion and what they feel about a certain situation. But personally I have never, ever, even thought of discriminating someone over their religion. That is a very personal and sacred thing to every human being and that should be left there. People take out their frustrations because they have no understanding of what we do as individuals and how much effort we put on the field," Virat mentioned in the statement.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) sent a notice to Delhi Police after Vamika received rape threats. A tweet on DCW's official Twitter handle read, "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." A copy of the letter addressed to the cyber-crime branch of the Delhi Police was also attached to the tweet.