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How love to get more Facebook ‘likes’ lands Bihar boys in jail


PATNA: The love for Facebook “likes” has ultimately landed two boys in jail. Their lone crime was that they had photographed themselves with a pistol, showing one of the boys pointing it at other and then posting on the social networking sites.

Police said the accused boys, residents of Darbhanga district in Bihar, had posted the photograph about a fortnight back. The police launched a massive manhunt for them after the post caused sparked panic.

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According to the arrested boys, they had gone to a nearby pond to immerse idols of Saraswati, Hindu goddess of learning, recently when they found the firearm lying on the banks and they took it home secretly.

Subsequently, they got them photographed with the pistol at a secret place and posted them on the Facebook as they wanted more ‘likes’. They got a total of 86 ‘likes’ in the process. The photograph showed one boy pointing the pistol at the other.

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But hardly did they could flaunt about their ‘likes’, the police reached their homes searching for them and arrested them. While the minor boy was sent to the correction home, the adult boy was forwarded to jail for their crime.

“We had posted the photos on the Facebook to get more ‘likes’. We didn’t know this act would ultimately land us in jail,” the arrested boys told his interrogators.

The police have registered a case against them under the Arms Act. “While the minor boy has been sent to the correction facility, the other boy who is just into adulthood has been jail,” a local police official Gautam Kumar told the media on Tuesday.

Courtesy: Gulf News

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