A 16-year-old boy from Kutch district in Gujarat was detained for allegedly issuing threats against Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s minor daughter, police said.
A senior police officer Saurabh Singh told reporters, “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 Mr. Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni a few days back.”
The youngster “confessed” to have posted the threatening message on the Instagram account after the IPL 2020 match between KKR and CSK cricket teams.
The Police from Ranchi had shared information regarding the boy with the police in Kutch and asked them to confirm if he was the one who had posted the threat message on social media, police said.
The police said, “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.”
“A team of Ranchi Police is likely to reach Kutch tomorrow to take custody of the teenager,” the police added.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of the Chennai Super Kings cricket team in the Indian Premier League 2020 season.
The threat had caused huge outrage on social media, with several cricketers, politicians, and celebrities demanding action.