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Hanan Hamid case: Police takes suspected troller in custody

News Agencies | Updated on: 28 July 2018, 12:03 IST

The Kerala Police on Saturday took a man from Wayanad area into their custody for allegedly posting derogatory comments against a 21-year-old college student, who was trolled on social media for selling fish in uniform after college.

This came after, the Kerala Chief Minister's Office on July 27, directed the police to take action against the trollers, posting derogatory comments on social media platforms against Hanan Hamid.

The CMO also directed the District Collector to provide protection to Hanan.

Hanan, a native of Kerala's Thrissur, is the latest victim of cyberbullying. She is receiving flak after a video clip of her selling fish in college, uniform went viral on social media.

A BSc in Chemistry student, Hanan lives with her mother and brother in a rented house. She sells fish after her college hours, to meet her needs.

The girl's story was broadly shared on social media platforms by users, which included film artists and politicians. But, a section of viewers raised questions on the authenticity of her story, and called it "fake" or a "publicity stunt".

A section of people on social media has also accused her of trying to make money by giving her bank account number through the media.


First published: 28 July 2018, 12:03 IST