Puttur, Sep 23, 2016 : A student of a private college in Mangaluru has landed in jail after he circulated a false WhatsAapp message that a lecturer of a private college in Puttur has died of cardiac arrest.
The arrested student is Vinuth N of Bantwal taluk. He is a second year B.Com student. Vinuth who was earlier studying in the private college at Puttur had first sent his false message to a particular WhatsApp Group. Soon it got widely circulated and even reached some of the relatives and friends of the lecturer who rushed to his residence late night. However, they were shocked when the particular lecturer himself opened the door. Soon realising that this was the prank played by some miscreants, a complaint was lodged in Puttur Town Police Station.
The police led by Inspector Mahesh Prasad who wasted no time in investigating the case,soon learnt that it was Vinuth who was the culprit.
On interogation he is learnt to have revealed that he did this prank to avenge the lecturer who had reportedly offended him while he was undergoing PUC course in the Puttur college. He has reportedly stated that he had then approached the lecturer to enquire about the Teachers Day celebration when the latter allegedly offended him.