16-year-old arrested in Gujarat for issuing rape threats to MS Dhoni’s daughter on Instagram

 16-year-old arrested in Gujarat for issuing rape threats to MS Dhoni’s daughter on Instagram

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A 16-year-old class 12 student has been detained by the police in Gujarat for allegedly issuing rape threats to MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva on Instagram after CSK’s loss to KKR last week.

MS Dhoni’s 5-year-old daughter Ziva Dhoni was targeted on social media after his side Chennai Super Kings (CSK)’s defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was detained by the Gujarat police for allegedly issuing rape threats to Dhoni’s daughter on his wife Sakshi Dhoni’s Instagram account.

The disgusting comments against Ziva had sparked massive outrage on social media a couple of days back. The 16-year-old, a class 12 student was nabbed from Mundra in Gujarat on Sunday. He was picked up by the local police after a tip-off from the Ranchi police which had registered a case in the matter last week.

Kutch (West) superintendent of police Saurabh Singh confirmed that the teenager was picked up for questioning where he confessed to having made the threatening message on Instagram.

“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,” Singh told reporters, as per PTI.

The teenager hails from Mundra in Kutch district of Gujarat. After registering a case in the matter, Ranchi police had shared information regarding the teenager’s account with the Gujarat police and asked them to find out if he was the one who made those comments. After the 16-year-old’s confessions, he will be taken into custody by the Ranchi police.

“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,” said Kutch (West) SP Singh.

The Ranchi police are expected to reach Kutch on Monday and take the 16-year-old into custody for further questioning in the matter. Further action in the case will be taken as per the Juvenile Justice Act.

Dhoni is currently leading the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020. His team have not made a great start to their campaign and have lost five of their first seven games of the season which saw the legendary cricketer and his family being targeted by trolls on social media.

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