It’s often disheartening for cricket fans to see their favorite team lose a match. However, while it’s okay to feel sad over not winning, it’s totally unacceptable to personally attack the players for the loss. Recently, taking things to the extreme, a 16-year-old boy from Kutch district in Gujarat allegedly issued threats against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s minor daughter after his team Chennai Super Kings (CSK)’s defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), reports Times Now.
The class 12 student was detained by the cops for reportedly issuing rape threats to Dhoni’s daughter on his wife Sakshi Dhoni’s social media account. He was picked up by the Gujarat police after they received a tip-off from the Ranchi police who had registered a case in the matter. Kutch (West) superintendent of police Saurabh Singh was quoted saying by Mid-Day,
“The Class 12 student from Namna Kapaya village was detained for questioning in connection with a disgusting threat message that was posted on the Instagram account of Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni a few days back.”
A 16-year-old boy was nabbed on Sunday from Mundra in Gujarat for allegedly issuing rape threats against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s daughter, Ziva.
Ziva is five years old.https://t.co/C0EsOpm10Z
— News18.com (@news18dotcom) October 12, 2020
Ranchi police had shared information regarding the teenager’s account with the Gujarat police and asked them to confirm if it was he, who had posted the threat message. The teenager reportedly confessed to having posted the threatening message on Instagram after the match between KKR and CSK during IPL 2020. Singh added,
“We detained him for questioning after Ranchi police informed us that the accused hails from Mundra in Kutch district. We have confirmed that the boy is the same who had posted the message. He will be handed over to Ranchi police as the FIR was lodged in that city.”
The Ranchi police will now take the 16-year-old into custody for further questioning in the matter. Further action will be taken as per the Juvenile Justice Act in the case.
The disgusting incident led to an outrage on social media:
This is the sickest thing I have seen on social media. A 6 year old baby getting a rape threat. A baby.
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) October 9, 2020
Dhoni's 6-year-old daughter Ziva is getting rape threats because he didn't play well in IPL
Do you see the future of this country for women? where they're normally giving a 6 year old rape threats because her father didn't play a game well?
Makes me sick
— Noor 👼🏻 (@noorzayyubi) October 9, 2020
This has to be the most disgusting example of how social media platforms are being misused. If GoI still turns a blind eye to this then I’d say they are complicit in promoting& condoning such mentality with regards to women&sick, perverse mentality https://t.co/Wjm3caWltf
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) October 9, 2020
It is distressing to see a child getting threatened in our country. We hope justice is served soon in this matter.