YouTuber Shubam Mishra who publicly issued a rape threat against female comedian Agrima Joshua has finally been detained by the Vadodra city police.
Vadodara City Police took suo moto action in respect of an abusive, threatening video which was uploaded and shared on Social media by Shubham Mishra.— Vadodara City Police (@Vadcitypolice) July 12, 2020
We have detained him and initiated legal process for registration of FIR against him under relevent section of IPC and IT act. pic.twitter.com/XM6J8y4nDx
Earlier this week a disturbing video of the YouTuber using foul language to describe gruesome graphic details of abuse against Agrima Joshua was making rounds on the internet.
Trigger Warning: Abusive content (rape, sexism, racism)
Keeping in line with #NCW‘s commitment towards ensuring safety of #women online, our Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @dgpgujarat for taking immediate action against Shubham Mishra, the man hurling abuses against a female comedian in this video.@kunalkamra88 @SaketGokhale https://t.co/6zfr6IEbyX— NCW (@NCWIndia) July 11, 2020
Fortunately, the power of social media, in this case, created awareness about the disturbing rape threat and put pressure on the authorities to do the right thing and arrest Shubam.
Respected @AnilDeshmukhNCP sir 🙏🏽 Does a joke however offensive justify this kind of a public threat to a woman? This Shubham Mishra is issuing a public threat 2 rape & inciting others 2 do so. Clear offence under Section 503 IPC. Can u pls ask @MumbaiPolice 2 take action sir? 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/lKyZrl0Ofq— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 11, 2020
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Shubham Mishra Urf badassshubham has deactivated his mentions because he’s a cockroach. Scum of the earth. Openly threatened to rape and murder comedian Agrima Joshua and her mother. In graphic detail. All in the name of “protecting” Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s legacy it seems. She’s a comedian. She said what she read on Quora. She offended NOBODY. How Is this okay? @cmomaharashtra_ @mumbaipolice @adityathackeray @gujratpolice_100 I’m sure you’ve seen his vile video. This man is a CRIMINAL and cannot be walking free. ARREST SHUBHAM MISHRA. STOP THREATENING ARTISTS. #arrestshubhammishra
Kudos to everyone who spoke up against or shared anything this horrid incident. More power to you.