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Case Booked Against Twitter User who Issued Threats to Vijay Sethupathi’s Daughter

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A case has been registered with Chennai Police’s cyber cell against the social media user who issued a sexual assault  threat to actor Vijay Sethupathi‘s minor daughter.


The distasteful remark came a day after the actor walked out of the biopic titled 800, based on Sri Lankan cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran.

After several complaints against the Twitter user, Chennai Police Commissioner Mahesh Aggarwal revealed on social media that a case has been registered under sections 153, 294B, and 67.

After Vijay Sethupathi shared a tweet announcing his decision to pull out of the biopic, a Twitter user, who goes by the name Rithik (@ItsRithikRajh), had put up with pictures of the actor and his daughter and said she should be sexually assaulted “in order for her father to understand the difficult lives led by Tamils in Sri Lanka.”

Several celebrities and Twitter users demanded the user to be taken into custody for making the remark. Singer Chinmayi Sripaada condemned the social media user and wrote: “A Tamil man recording his difference of opinion. This is why many in this society stand in support of the predators. Is nobody in this system going to change this? A man who can say in public about raping a child is a criminal.”

She also wrote, “Shame on all of you who do it and those who watch and remain silent.”

DMK MP Kanimozhi has also demanded strict action against the user for making such a statement. She urged strict action to be taken against the man by police.

While actor Kasthuri also expressed her disgust over the statement, the Twitter user issued sexual assault threats to her as well.


Currently, the user’s profile or tweets are unavailable.


Vijay Sethupathi has been in the eye of a storm ever since the motion poster of 800 was released last week. The former cricketer had courted controversy in Tamil Nadu for his comments in support of the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led Sri Lankan government which was responsible for the killing of thousands of Eelam Tamils. Sethupathi on Monday announced that he would not be a part of the biopic after many people from the film fraternity and his fans criticised him for it.

The actor had retweeted Muralitharan’s letter, which requested him to not be a part of the film, with the words ‘Thank you…. Goodbye’. The film, produced by DAR Motion Pictures, was expected to release in multiple languages. No statement has been issued yet confirming whether the film has been shelved or not.