Youth arrested for Facebook post on Mangaluru newborn's transit to Kochi

Youth arrested for hate speech on Facebook

Kochi: Police have arrested a youth who made a communal remark on his Facebook page on a newborn's transit from Mangalore to Ernakulam Amrita Hospital. Binil Somasundaram from Kadavoor, Ernakulam, was arrested for hate speech.

The Ernakulam Central Police had registered a case against him. City Police Commissioner S Surendran had ordered an inquiry after the post surfaced. The arrest comes after Cyber Cell’s initial inquiry.

The 16-day-old was brought to Ernakulam on Tuesday. Binil identifies himself as Hindu-state activist on his Facebook page. The post was deleted later. Binil also claimes his account was hacked.

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