Two days after Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi went to the police following rape threats to her daughter on Twitter, the Mumbai Police arrested a man from Gujarat on Thursday.
According to the senior police official, the man, identified as 36-year-old Girish Maheshwari, was arrested from Bavla near Ahmedabad on late Wednesday night.
The accused will be produced before the Dindoshi court in Mumbai later on Thursday, police added.
Following a directive from the Union Home Ministry, Mumbai Police registered a case against Twitter user ‘@GirishK1605’ for threatening to rape the Congress spokesperson’s 10-year-old daughter.
Chaturvedi took to Twitter to thank Mumbai Police and Delhi Police for their help, and also Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for taking up the matter.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) July 5, 2018
On Sunday, Chaturvedi received a rape threat on Twitter directed at her 10-year-old daughter after which she contacted the Mumbai Police and sought help.
The Twitter handle, @GirishK1605, tagged the Congress leader and wrote that he wanted to rape her daughter. Chaturvedi pointed out that the Twitter user had an image of Lord Ram as his display picture and yet made such a deplorable comment.
Support for the Congress spokesperson flowed in thick and strong with Twitter users suggesting her to contact the police following which she filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police after which the account in question was taken down.
The Mumbai Police has assured her of swift action into the matter.