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Police arrest facebook user for posting fake report about a girl in Budgam

Police have arrested a youth and registered a formal case against him for maligning the image of a girl and declaring her as Covid-19 positive on facebook in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.  A 21 year old girl from Sonpah area of Beerwah Budgam had arrived her home from Chandigarh. After developing fever, she visited a Sub-District Hospital where her samples were taken that turn out negative.A day after the test of the girl was found negative, fake report on facebook was circulated about this girl terming her Covid-19 positive. The girl faced severe mental trauma and her family approached police station Beerwah.A police official told news agency that after verification it came to fore that a youth identified as Khalid Latif spread this rumour on facebook.“An FIR vide number 82/2020 under section 505 B, 188 has been registered in this regard and the accused is lodged in lock-up,” he said and appealed people to stop circulating fake reports on social media.

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