Man arrested for sending fake WhatsApp message which stopped marriage
Aluva: The Aluva police arrested a youth for sending a fake WhatsApp message to the family of a college student whose marriage was stopped because of it. Police arrested Shihab (35) from Chelakulam for misusing a photograph and widely circulating it on social media. The incident happened on March 26.
The arrested person had captured discreetly the photo of a college girl from Edathala while she was speaking to her friend at the Aluva KSRTC bus stand. The person sent this photo along with an audio clip saying the girl had intended to run away with the guy and this defamatory message was forwarded to the family members and sought for their immediately interference.
The photo and audio clip went viral abroad in WhatsApp and with this the wedding of the girl, which was fixed earlier, was cancelled. After the girl filed a police complaint, the man was arrested.
Aluva CI Vishal Johnson, SI M S Rajan, ASI Rajeev, CPO Maraya Nawab, Muhammed Ali, Shameer and others were present in the probe team.