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 reference to a disgusting threat message that was posted on the Instagram account of Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni a couple of days back,” Kutch (West) superintendent of police Saurabh Singh told reporters.
The teenager “confessed” to possess 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 verify 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 that the same who had posted the message. He are going to be handed over to Ranchi police because the FIR was lodged therein city,” the SP said, adding that a team of Ranchi Police is probably going to succeed in Kutch tomorrow to require custody of the teenager.
Dhoni is captaining the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricket team within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.
The nature of the threat had caused an enormous outrage on social media, with several cricketers, politicians and celebrities expressing disgust and demanding action.