IIT GRADUATE BEHIND RAPE THREATS ON VIRAT KOHLI’S DAUGHTER

After days of investigation, a young man was arrested over rape threats on Twitter against cricketer Virat Kohli’s nine-month-old baby. The man was found to be an IIT Hyderabad Graduate, with a history of participating in posting online trolls by using fake accounts, said the police. According to his family and friends, he was a studious individual planning his higher studies in the US. 

 

The man arrested is 23-year-old Ram Nagesh Srinivas, who is a software engineer. He was working with a prominent food delivery app in Bangalore until last month. He’s currently in Mumbai after being arrested from Hyderabad on Wednesday. He was traveling to a US university soon. 

 

Reportedly, he is very passionate about cricket and was disappointed when India lost to Pakistan, and then to New Zealand in the World Cup matches.  He tweeted threatening rape to the cricket captain’s baby daughter and later allegedly deactivated the account in the morning. He later deleted two more accounts. But Virat Kohli’s manager had already complained to the Mumbai Police Cyber Cell and an FIR had been filed. His family claims he had typed it ‘by mistake’ after removing his lenses. 

 

When the screenshot of the tweet was shared widely on social media, he pretended to be a Pakistani citizen which further polarised the social media space. 

 

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