‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ owner Kanta Prasad, who shot to fame after a video of him tearfully recounting the desperation of the months since the lockdown was shared widely across social media platforms. The 80 year old owner has now alleged that he received death threats by unknown persons and has filed a complaint at the Malviya Nagar police station citing threat to his life.
In his complaint, Kanta Prasad said that he got the first threat call on December 8, when an unknown caller threatened to set his shop on fire and kill him. He has stated that another call was received on December 14. When he went to his shop in the morning, he encountered a group of boys who ordered tea from his shop. One among them threatened him and said he didn’t do the right thing by filing complaint against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan. The boy allegedly threatened to kill Prasad and said “Chatka doon kya?”
According to Prasad's complaint Delhi Police has initiated investigation. Police is also looking into the CCTC footages of cameras installed in the area where the shop is located, in order to identify the men who had gone to the Dhaba that day.