Tue, 2 Nov 2021

Rape threats to Virat Kohli's 9-month-old daughter, DCW demands action

Virat Kohli with Anushka Sharma and daughter

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to Delhi Police regarding the online rape threats to Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's 9-month-old daughter, Vamika.

In the notice issued to the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police Cyber Crime Branch, the DCW demanded immediate action against the online troll who have taken cricket rivalry to a level where shame has crossed its limit with a threat to a young child.

Taking suo moto cognisance of the threats, DCW stated, "It has been reported that online threats are being given to rape the nine months old girl child of Virat Kohli since the team's defeat in the recent India Pakistan cricket match."

"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," it added.

The way the nine-month-old was threatened on Twitter is "very shameful", DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal tweeted, urging the police to share information regarding the investigation in the case.

"The team has made us proud thousands of times, why this silliness in defeat," Ms Maliwal said.

The DCW has sought information, including a copy of the FIR, details of the accused identified and arrested, and also a detailed "action taken report", in the matter.

"If no accused has been arrested, please provide the details of steps taken by Delhi Police to arrest the accused," the notice stated.

The notice has been undersigned by DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal who has sought the aforesaid information latest by November 8.