A week after Delhi-based rapper MC Kode aka Aditya Tiwari went missing from his home after the cyber-bullying and death threats by Hindu extremists, the Delhi Police said they found him in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur on Wednesday.
22 year old MC Kode allegedly went missing after posting an ambiguous Instagram story on June 2.
Kode’s mother, Deepa Tiwari, filed a complaint in South Delhi’s Mehrauli police station on June 4.
“His mother told us he left his home in Saidullajab after posting a suicide note on Instagram. We found that his phone’s last location was in Noida on May 25. It was later switched off. We wrote to social media sites to provide Tiwari’s account details. During the investigation, we found Tiwari was in Madhya Pradesh,” Indian Express quoted senior police officer as saying.
A Delhi police team was sent to Jabalpur where they found Kode at a friend’s place.
Kode is a popular name in the Delhi’s underground hip-hop circuit and one of the founders of Spit Dope Inc – a collective that organizes battles raps.
The rapper has been the subject of a city-wide search in New Delhi following a story shared on his Instagram profile last week in which he said he was standing on an “isolated bridge overlooking the Yamuna river.”
MC Kode has been receiving a barrage of death threats over the last week for statements uttered during a rap battle in 2016. Pro Hindutva media outlets reported that in the rap battle performed five years ago, Kode made explicit remarks that is said to have hurt religious sentiments of Hindus.
Following the hatred campaign and death threats, Kode acknowledged his “fault” and uploaded an apology letter on his Instagram account on May 27.
He said: “I’ve angered a lot of people and that anger is understood and I deeply regret my actions…Currently all my details have been leaked including my address and there is a mass movement of people calling for a mob lynch of me and my family…Also local goons have placed a price on my head too. I am deeply sorry and I request you to please forgive me and spare me and the people associated to me their life.”