Manjeri: With the social media brimming with widespread child abduction rumours, the Malappuram Child Protection Unit under the Social Justice Department has come out with an explanation looking to dispel the fear among parents.

The Unit, in a press release, said that only one kidnap case was registered in the district and that was in Kalpakanchery. On investigation, the complaint has been proved wrong.

It also urges the people to help contain the spread of such rumours and abstain from forwarding messages without examining its veracity.

It also advises parents not to impose unnecessary restrictions on children, but keep a tab on the time of their return after school.   

Child protection