Odisha youth held for spreading misinformation on coronavirus

Angul: A youth of Badasingada village under Vikrampur police limits in Odisha’s Angul district was last night arrested for allegedly spreading misinformation on coronavirus.

The accused has been identified as Jayakrushna Sahu (25). According to police sources, Sahu posted the misinformation on Facebook regarding death of a person of Banarpal area in the district due to coronavirus at a hospital in New Delhi.

As a police team reached his village, he tried to escape but was nabbed by the cops. He was later arrested under sections 153(A), 188, 504, 505(1)(b) and 507 of the IPC.

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