The Cyber Economic and Narcotics Police Station (CEN) in Udupi, Karnataka, has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the ‘Hindu Mantra’ Instagram page for celebrating the murder of four members of a Muslim family in the Udupi district.
The controversial post in question glorified the heinous act of a jilted lover, identified as 37-year-old Praveen Arun Chougale, who confessed to killing four individuals, including three women and one boy, on November 12.
The disturbing post claimed that Chougale had set a “world record” by taking just 15 minutes to execute the horrifying crime.
Accompanied by a photo of the accused adorned with a crown emoji, the post further stoked communal tensions by suggesting a lack of support for the victims, drawing parallels with a previous incident involving Hindu girls in a college restroom.
The post insinuated that since no Muslims condemned the earlier incident, there would be no support for the recent tragedy.
The Udupi police registered a case against the ‘Hindu Mantra’ Instagram page for allegedly spreading communal hatred through its content.
Praveen Arun Chougale, an employee at Mangaluru International Airport, confessed to the police that issues related to friendship, unrequited love for Aynaz, and financial matters motivated him to commit the gruesome crime. The victims were identified as Haseena (46), Afnan (23), Aynaz (21), and Aseem (12).