Odisha youth held for spreading rumours about COVID-19

Raighar: The police today arrested a youth for allegedly spreading misinformation about deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in Raighar area of Nabarangpur district. The accused, Mithun Haldar from Bharasundi DNK village was forwarded to court following his arrest, said a police official.

As per reports, Mithun shot a video of a mutton meat shop of his village and spread wrong information on WhatsApp and other social media platforms saying that coronavirus has infected goats in the area. After the video was circulated on WhatsApp groups and social media, many condemned the matter.

When the local police came across the video, they launched a probe. Following an inquiry, it was found that Mithun had circulated the video on social media. After registering a case, the police today arrested him.

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