The Nasik rural police have taken to Twitter to inform that a Muslim man, whose video of himself licking and wiping his nose with a bunch of currency notes and calling Coronavirus a punishment from Allah was going viral on social media, has now been identified and is in custody.
PCMD NewsThe Nashik rural police in India arrested a 40-year old Muslim man from Malegaon, whose a Tiktok video showing him licking and wiping his nose with a bunch of currency notes and describing coronavirus a punishment by Allah went viral on social media.
After the videos went viral, the police swiftly arrested the suspect under sections 153 and 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
The video showed the man taking a bunch of currency notes and licking them with his tongue and wiping his nose with them. He says that the coronavirus has no treatment because it is sent by ‘Allah’, implying that he is going to pass those currency notes around, to spread the disease.
The man in the video uses few 500 denomination notes to wipe his nose and mouth as he looks into the camera and says: “There is no cure for a disease like corona because it is the punishment of Allah, for you people.”
The Times Of India report quoted a senior police official as saying “The cybercrime police swung into action and traced the location from where the post was made.