Online trolls threaten to rape the nine-month-old daughter of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli after the country's disastrous performances at the T20 World Cup
Shameless online trolls have threatened to rape the nine-month-old daughter of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma.
The threats were sent via Twitter and started to appear after India's heavy defeat to arch rivals Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in Dubai.
Following the loss, by 10 wickets, Kohli spoke out on social media in defence of his team mate Mohammed Shami.
The skipper Kohli denounced the trolling of Shami, branding the anonymous social media users as 'spineless', and now they have turned their toxc attention to him and his family.
Today, the Delhi Commission for Women has urged police in the Indian capital to take action over the online threats.
Swati Maliwal, chairperson of the women's group, described the online comments targeting Kohli's daughter as 'very shameful'.
'The team has made us proud thousands of times, why this silliness in defeat,' Ms Maliwal said in a tweet.
'I have issued notice to Delhi Police, arrest all those who threatened 9 months old girl with rape!'
John is Red, Salford, United Kingdom
Disgusting world we live in. There should be some control over online bullies, it's getting out of hands.
Crusader, Windsor, United Kingdom
M4n, Llanpumsaint, United Kingdom
Simply appalling behaviour
Reading the gossip, Durham, United Kingdom
They should be found and prosecuted. Sick and evil scum
potty dotty, Newcastle, United Kingdom
What the hell is wrong with some people ??? Disgusting vile inhuman POS !!!
Kernowforever, Saltash, United Kingdom
Catch these nasty trolls and jail them for a long time
Happy slap, South London, United Kingdom
Seriously social media needs to be abolished.
Le Reynard Subtil, Harrow, United Kingdom
These trolls need to be hunted down and jailed
lucibelle, Melbourne, Australia
Have they no shame at all? Prehistoric pigs!
AL64, Bristol, United Kingdom
After what he's done for indian cricket, disgusting.
Smiler2, London, United Kingdom
Disgusting and plain wrong.Whoever posted that should be in jail
Gooner Guy, London, United Kingdom
Social media is the greatest evil of not reined in!!! Its a cowards paradise
Skirrid, Dudley, United Kingdom
Surely there is a way of tracing these very sick disgusting trolls then naming them and locking them away for a long time as to make threats like this they are a serious threat to the public.
Salix Alba, East Devon, United Kingdom
Inzamam is right - it is just a sport. It is not a war. All sports teams win and lose all the time. Team India, each and every one of them, tries to win every game they play. But they are human, and as with all humans, have some weak points, and some bad days.
das442, Bridgwater, United Kingdom
they should find and put in prison for life any one related to that threat
Blackstump, Brisbane, Australia
Why does Twitter allow this ? These people should be charged.
MrMPL, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Seriously what is wrong with people.
TrevorPhilipsInd, Los Santos, United Kingdom
Some so called "fans" are truly vile I hope they're caught and imprisoned
La Jefa, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Terrible, Kohli has been a great captain over the last few years. All the best Virat.
Have we humans regressed?
Flying Sorcerer, South Coast NSW, Australia
Dreadful stuff but the real problem is Twitter.
islamispeaceful, Leeds, United Kingdom
Disgusting, no-one has the right to say stupid things like that. Find them now! Deal with them so they don't ever say that!
ManInStraightJacket, The Madhouse, United Kingdom
Unless these disgusting trolls are tracked down every time and arrested this type of vile abuse will keep happening. Pathetic keyboard warriors think they can say what they like online and hide behind a cloak of anonymity.
My days, Madrid, Spain
End all social media simple
sensewhenthereisnone, lancashire, United Kingdom
There are bad people everywhere regardless of colour/culture/gender. Always has been and always will be