FIR against Instagram account for glorifying murder of four in Udupi
Praveen Arun Chowgule, with a crown emoji on his head and described the incident as a world record of four people in 15 minutes
Soon after the case was registered, the social media account deleted the post
The Udupi police have registered a case against an Instagram page named Hindu Mantra for glorifying the recent murder of four members of a family in Udupi district of Karnataka, officers familiar with the matter said on Friday.
According to police, the Instagram account allegedly posted a photo of the accused, Praveen Arun Chowgule, with a crown emoji on his head and described the incident as a world record of four people in 15 minutes. When the cyber wing police became aware of the post, they filed a suo-motu case against the individual who posted the content on the page. Soon after the case was registered, the social media account deleted the post.
“It is a fake Instagram profile. We have written to Instagram to provide details of administrator of the page. A case has been registered under section 505 (2) (statements encouraging enmity, animosity, or ill-will between classes) of the Indian Penal Code and section 66 (computer related offences) of the IT act,” Udupi cyber economic and narcotics crime (CEN) police inspector Ashok Kumar told HT. Soon after receiving information from the Instagram, we will take the accused person into custody and would further investigate the matter, he added.