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DCW notice to Delhi Police over rape threats to Virat Kohli’s toddler daughter

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal. Photo: SwatiJaihind

New Delhi, Nov 2 (MNN) In the wake of rape threats issued on the social media to Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s regarding his 10-month-old daughter, The Delhi Commission for Women on Tuesday issued notice to police on the issue.

The panel sought an action taken report in the matter by November 8.

Kohli was at the receiving end of hate mail as he defended India bolwer Mohammed Shami, who too faced online abuse after India lost to Pakistan in a T20 World Cup match.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal said that taking suo motu cognisance of the threats, the panel asked Delhi Police to detail what all action had been taken in the case.

Maliwal tweeted to assert that the rape threats against the daughter of Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma are “extremely shameful”.

“This team (Indian) has made us feel proud thousands of times (by winning). Why such obnoxious behaviour when it has lost?” she asked.

The Commission directed Delhi Police ACP Cyber Crime Cell to furnish a copy of the FIR in the case and details about the accused identified and/or arrested in the matter.
“In case no accused has been arrested, please provide details of the steps taken by Delhi Police to arrest the accused,” the DCW notice said.

Twitter handle @criccrazygirl on Sunday tweeted a rape threat to Kohli’s daughter. Though certain people claimed it was a Pakistani bot account, it was foun on cross-checking that it was operated from India,

On Tuesday, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi too tweeted to lend support to Kohli.

In Chandigarh, Punjab State Commission for Women Chair Manisha Gulati said that those making indecent comments about Kohli’s daughter showed their mental instability and needed psychiatric treatment.

Spectators and sports fans have the right of constructive criticism about their favourite players but hitting below the belt is not right if a team loses a match or is out of the form, the Congress leader maintained.

She urged the fans not to make comments against family members of Indian players.

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