Katrina Kaif, husband get death threats; suspect arrested
July 26, 2022 11:43 AM
Mumbai police have arrested the man responsible for allegedly sending death threats to Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif and her husband Vicky Kaushal.
The person was arrested as Vicky filed a complaint against an unidentified person for stalking Katrina and sending them obscene messages on social media.
A tweet by ANI read, “Man, accused of threatening Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal through social media, arrested by Police: Mumbai Police.”
Earlier, another tweet by the agency read, “Case registered at Santacruz PS on complaint of Vicky Kaushal. He complained that one person has been threatening and posting threat messages on Instagram. He stated that the accused has also been stalking his wife and threatening her.”
A Hindustan Times report quoted Manjunath Singhe, deputy commissioner of police (zone 9), as saying, “We have registered a case under Sections 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) and 354 (d) (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 67 (transmitting obscene material) of the Information Technology Act, 2000."
According to the police, Vicky claimed that the accused had been posting threatening messages on Instagram against him and also stalking Katrina.
“The actor claimed that the harassment and threatening had been going on for a few days after which he decided to approach the police and lodge a complaint,” said an officer from Santacruz police station.
Prior to Vicky and Katrina, in June, actor Swara Bhasker received a death threat through a letter. The letter was sent to the actor's residence located in Versova.
After receiving the letter, Swara approached Versova police station and lodged a complaint against unidentified persons.
In a similar incident in November 2021, actor Kangana Ranaut filed a complaint at a police station in Himachal Pradesh against the people who allegedly gave her death threats over her post on farm law protesters.