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Gujarat teenager held for issuing threats against Dhoni’s daughter

Police said the Class 12 student 'confessed' to have posted the threatening message on Instagram after the IPL match between KKR and CSK.

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Ahmedabad: A 16-year-old boy was nabbed on Sunday from Mundra in Gujarat for allegedly issuing threats against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s minor daughter, police said.

“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,” Kutch (West) superintendent of police Saurabh Singh told reporters.

The teenager “confessed” to have posted the threatening message on the Instagram account after the IPL 2020 match between KKR and CSK cricket teams, police said.

Ranchi police had shared information regarding the boy with Kutch (West) police and asked them to confirm if he was the one who had posted the threat message, Singh said.

“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 SP said, adding that a team of Ranchi Police is likely to reach Kutch tomorrow to take custody of the teenager.

Dhoni is captaining the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricket team in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

The nature of the threat had caused a huge outrage on social media, with several cricketers, politicians and celebrities expressing disgust and demanding action.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Deeply troubled by this news. What is the issue with today’s young generation. I am hearing news of minor rape convicts and teenagers making rape threats. Has our younger generation and by extension our society become so apathetic that we are least bothered by this. What kind of generation are we raising? This kid needs mental health examination and some serious intervention.

    Also, disagree with R Madhavan about giving the kid harshest of punishment. This will not deter future threats. And its a slippery slope with little or no positive outcome. Its a systemic issue which needs to be addressed at every level. You cannot just blame the police and law-makers. Stop making a mockery of this topic of “Rape”. It is a most serious offense. And the young generation and everyone have to be reminded of the same.

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