Man lies about stray dog attack to take day off; caught red-handed by media

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Puthukkad: A man, who sold a perfect lie to take a day off from job, ended up ruing his decision after a group of local media channels filed a complaint against him for sharing misinformation.

Unable to go to work, a Varandarappilly native lied to his employer that his father was bitten by a stray dog and was hospitalised. However, news about the stray dog attack, a topic equally watched with caution by the public and media alike, caught the attention of everyone.

The incident started on Monday morning when the Varandarappilly native told a lie to his employer after having a brawl with his family. He was trying to stay at home and avoid going for job. Meanwhile, news about the stray dog attack, caught the attention of local media. The man also shared details with the media on how the attack happened. He continued to sell the story to locals and relatives. The truth came to light after media personnel rushed to his house and found his father sitting in front of the house unhurt.

His parents were also unaware of the lies he uttered to public. They told the media that the attack had happened a month ago. However, it was their son's brilliant idea to tell a lie to avoid work. Later, the media channels filed a case against him for sharing misinformation.

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