Last week, the whole country was shocked when Dhoni’s 5-year-old daughter was getting rape threats over his father’s bad cricket performance. This disturbing threat was just another reminder of our toxic misogyny among men. This threat was made as MS Dhoni’s IPL team CSK (Chennai SuperKings) failed to chase down the target set by KKR.
As per the sources, a 16-year-old boy was detained on Sunday from Kutch district in Gujarat for allegedly issuing threats against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s minor daughter.
As per senior police officer Saurabh Singh:
“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 police further shared that the teenager has “confessed” to have posted the threatening message on the Instagram account after the IPL 2020 match between KKR and CSK cricket teams.
As per the sources, Ranchi Police 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.
“We detained him for questioning after Ranchi Police informed us that the accused hails from Mundra in Kutch district.”
Further sharing that a team of Ranchi Police is likely to reach Kutch tomorrow to take custody of the teenager, the police official added:
“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,”
It is heartbreaking to see how a teenager could even think of such a ghastly crime. While many parents are trying hard to raise responsible sons, this incident indicates how our young generation is as toxic as the earlier ones. When a school student feels it is fine to write about raping a five-year-old, it is not only shameful but worrisome too.
P.S. To those who blame the rape victim or her clothes or her parents for the rape, here are the lines from Judge Nirja’s heart-wrenching poem – “Iss Desh Ko Beti Dene Se Bhaghwaan Bhi Ghabhrayega“:
Kapdon ke kaaran hote rape jo kahein, unhein batlaun main,
Aakhir teen saal ki bachchi ko, saree kaise pehnaun main?
Gar ab bhi na sudhre toh ek din aisa aayega,
Iss desh ko beti dene se bhaghwaan bhi ghabhrayega.