Five arrested for starting body-shaming message by portraying couple as mismatched couple – UKMALAYALEE

Five arrested for starting body-shaming message by portraying couple as mismatched couple

Sunday 10 February 2019 2:00 PM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

KANNUR Feb 10: Five men, who allegedly, created a message and circulated it on WhatsApp has landed in jail. Police in Kannur Sreekandapuram are making more enquiries to check who was the instigator or who was the first person to have send the message first.

It all started when a couple’s engagement picture appeared in the matrimonial column of a Malayalam newspaper. This picture was copied and was given an undertone message with abusive remarks, portraying them as mismatched couple, and circulated on WhatsApp.

The message also poked fun that Anoop married Juby because of her wealth. The WhatsApp message alongwith the couple’s picture read: ““Woman’s age 48… Man’s age 25… Woman’s asset worth Rs 25 crore… Dowry 101 sovereigns Rs 50 lakh… The rest will follow… A marriage that happened in our own Cherupuzha.”

The couple Anoop P Sebastian, 29 and Juby Joseph, 27 from Cherupuzha got married on February 4, 2019. The two were college mates. The couple has approached police alleging body-shaming and abusing the modesty of a woman.

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