6 booked in Thrissur for violating lockdown in search of 'blackman'
Thrissur: Six people were arrested for stepping out of their homes and violating the lockdown in order to find ‘blackman’ in Thrissur district.
Iringapuram natives Sreeraj (18), Abhishek (18), Mohammed Aslam (23), Sharath Raveendran (21), Suneesh (29), Rahul Raj were arrested by Guruvayur SI Fakruddin.
The incident happened on Sunday night. There were a lot of messages doing rounds in social media platforms about the presence of a ‘blackman’, who created panic among local residents. Believing the messages, a lot of people gathered near Iringapuram in Guruvayur.
These kinds of messages are circulated at various parts of the district. This caused hundreds of people in these regions to step out of their homes in search of the 'blackman'.
City Police Commissioner R. Aditya said that action will be taken against this and that those circulating the messages will be strictly dealt with.