Farhan Akhtar expressed his relief after the person who made online rape threats to Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s nine-month-old daughter was detained. Farhan wrote in a tweet that he was glad at the quick action. However, he also hoped such swift action is also taken by the police when female journalists’ safety is concerned.
“I’m really glad to hear the Mumbai Police cyber cell have located and arrested the creep who tweeted rape threats to a child. Now hoping for similar swift action in cases of female journalists who receive rape threats almost on a daily basis,” he tweeted after it was reported that the accused was caught by the Mumbai Police,
The person who allegedly gave threats the child on Twitter is from Hyderabad and has been detained by Mumbai crime branch’s cyber wing officials. Senior Mumbai police officers reported that the suspect is a software engineer in food delivery app in Hyderabad. He is being brought to Mumbai. Once his involvement in the crime is confirmed he would be put under arrest.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had also tweeted that it has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports of threats to the child. “This is a very serious matter and attracts immediate attention,” the committee wrote in its letter to the cybercrime branch of the Delhi Police. DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal also criticised the threats, calling them shameful.