21 March 2020
Rayagada: A teacher in Rayagada was arrested on Saturday for spreading fake news on coronavirus through social media.
The accused has been identified as Vinna Palli Srinivas Rao (44) of Pitamahal village under Seskhal police limits of Rayagada district.
As per police, Rao was a member of a WhatsApp group in which he had shared that someone was identified with coronavirus in Jayakaypur.
The information was false and rumour mongering and it disturbed the peace and tranquility of the locality.
Accordingly, Rao was booked under section 153(A), 188, 504, 505(1)(b), 507 and 34 of the IPC, arrested and forwarded to court.