Viral messages create panic in the city: police run campaign at masajid

Hyderabad: The messages regarding rumours of kidnapping gang on the prowl in the city have gone viral which have created flutters in the city. As part of the public awareness program on social media rumours, police visited several masajid in the city to dispel rumours and fake news on social media.

Police officials with sub-inspector ranks reached the masajid after Taraweeh prayers in Muslim populated localities and appealed people not to believe in rumours spread on social media. Police requested the devotees not to believe child kidnapping rumours floating on WhatsApp and other forms of social media.

The officials asked the people to dial 100 and inform police if they come across any suspicious man or woman and requested not take the law into their hands.