Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday took to Twitter to ask people not to target his son Siddharth Mallya and not to involve him in the Rs 900 crore IDBI bank loan default case that he is currently fighting.
"My son Sid does not deserve all this hatred and abuse. He has had nothing to do with my business. Shower abuse on me if you must but not him. Slam me if you must but not a young man," Mallya said in a tweet.
According to reports, Siddharth has faced a massive backlash on Twitter after Mallya left the country, which led to trolls attacking him with questions about his father's location and whereabouts.
Siddharth had already sent a series of tweets against the abuse that he received.
My son Sid @sidmallya does not deserve all this abuse as he had nothing to do with my business. Slam me if you must but not a young man.â€” Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) March 29, 2016
What joy do ppl get from abusing on social media? Do they feel powerful, do they feel big, do they feel strong??â€” Sid Mallya (@sidmallya) March 14, 2016
For every ten tweets I get, 9 will be abuse, and 1 will be positive. Thank u to all those who send positivity!!â€” Sid Mallya (@sidmallya) March 14, 2016