Kochi : Police on Friday booked Wayanad native Noorudheen Sheik for initiating malicious cyber attack on a college girl, Hanan, who sells fish for a living in Kochi.
A non-bailable offence has been registered, said Ernakulam Asst Commissioner
A regional newspaper had earlier published story of Thrissur native Hanan who took to selling fish to sustain college studies and meet home expenses. Her parents are separated and Hanan lives with her mentally unwell mother and little brother.
Soon after the report, Noorudheen reached Thammanam, where Hanan sells fish, clicked her and trolled her on Facebook with derogatory comments claiming the newspaper story to be fake.
Malicious remarks soon piled up below the post and it was went viral with several shares titling making it worse than before.
Hanan’s college principal and neighbours came out in support of the 21-year-old girl who with folded hands begged on media saying “leave me alone and let me do anything for my daily bread”.
Widespread support poured in including tourism minister who hailed her attitude towards work and going forward in life.
Hearing her story, filmmaker Arun Gopy offered Hanan a role in his forthcoming movie starring Mohanlal’s son Pranav Mohanlal.
The trolls targeted the filmmaker too, but he stood firm by his decision.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan ordered a probe and instructed DGP to book those responsible for maligning a poor hardworking girl.
Former Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan too said the guilty should be punished.
Punishment For All
Noourdheen is first accused and will face stringent charges, said police.
Those who added their quota of abuses too will booked.
And according to sources, individuals who shared the
Noourdheen is presently being interrogated at police station in Palarivattom.