The Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to Delhi Police over online rape threats to the daughter of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma.
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 (first information report), 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 – sent today – said.
#NewsAlert | Delhi Commission for Women takes suo moto cognizance on media reports of threats given to the family of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. pic.twitter.com/YV9Mk58XTW
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The police have been asked to provide the requested information by November 8.
Hateful comments against Virat Kohli’s daughter started appearing on social media after India’s loss to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in Dubai. Mr Kohli was also attacked after he spoke against the incessant trolling of his teammate, Mohammed Shami, who was targeted over his religion after the loss.
“Attacking someone over their religion is the most pathetic thing one can do as a human. That is a very sacred and personal thing. People take out their frustration because they have no understanding of what we do,” Virat Kohli told reporters during a pre-match press conference on the eve of the Super 12 encounter against New Zealand.