Mumbai Police Cyber Cell arrested a 23-year-old man over online rape threats to Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s daughter Vamika.
Virat Kohli had stood up in defence of Mohammad Shami, who was targeted by trolls after Team India lost the match to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Soon after, Kohli received backlash by Indian extremists and his 9-month-old daughter was also targeted.
An Indian news outlet called Alt News had also revealed that the person who had sent rape threats was Indian.
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Last week, the Delhi Commission for Women had sent a notice to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber) in connection to the threats.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “It is learnt that he is being also attacked since he spoke against the incessant trolling of his teammate Md. Shami who was targeted for his religion by online trolls. This is a very serious matter and attracts immediate action.”