Man arrested in Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli threat case

A man from Hyderabad, India has been arrested over online rape threats to Virat Kohli's baby daughter, following team India’s back-to-back loss in the recent T20 World Cup.

Ramnagesh Srinivas Akubathini, 23, was arrested by a special team of the Mumbai Police on November 10.

Police sources say he is a software engineer and currently unemployed, having worked for a food delivery app in the past.

According to police and Indian media reports, the man had allegedly changed his Twitter handle and pretended to be a Pakistani user as the police started investigating screenshots of the threats.

There was a country wide outrage over the vile threats targeting Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma’s nine-month-old daughter, last week.

After India's loss to Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in Dubai on October 24, incessant and foul trolling started coming up on social media targeting Indian cricket team.

Virat Kohli had put out a powerful message for Mohammad Shami, calling out "spineless" people on social media. "Attacking someone over their religion is the most pathetic thing one can do as a human. That is a very sacred and personal thing. People take out their frustration because they have no understanding of what we do," he told reporters before a match.

"We're playing on the field, we're not a bunch of spineless people on social media. This has become a source of entertainment for some people which is very sad. All this drama created on the outside is based on people's frustrations. We stand by him 200 per cent. Our brotherhood in the team cannot be shaken," Kohli had said.

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