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Assam: School principal held for using morphed Modi images as WhatsApp display pic

The school principal has reportedly blamed his “fidgety” 11-year-old son, a student at a madrassa in central Assam’s Hojai district, for tampering with the display picture.

Rahul Karmakar
Hindustan Times, Guwahati
Narendra Modi
The matter came to light when several people in Abdul Hamid Barbhuiya’s contacts list noticed his “inappropriate” display pictures.(HT Photo)

A school principal was arrested in southern Assam’s Hailakandi district on Tuesday night for using “offensive” images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his Whatsapp display picture.

Police took 58-year-old Abdul Hamid Barbhuiya into custody after Bidhan Chanda, a block-level Bharatiya Janata Party leader, lodged a complaint. The accused has reportedly blamed his “fidgety” 11-year-old son, a student at a madrassa in central Assam’s Hojai district, for tampering with the display picture.

Police said Barbhuiya’s WhatsApp account had two profile pictures. While one was the photograph of a chained dog with Modi’s face morphed onto it (captioned ‘dutiful dog’), the other showed a man with the Prime Minister’s face milking a canine.

Though Barbhuiya is the principal in-charge of the government-run Janakicharan higher secondary school in Hailakandi district, he resides at Katigorah in Cachar district. “We are not sure if he is telling the truth (about his son fiddling with the display picture), but the Jio number is registered in his name. A case under Section 66-A (b) of the IT Act, read with Section 120(B) of the IPC, has been registered against him,” Hailakandi superintendent of police Pranab Jyoti Goswami told HT.

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Comment (1)

  1. K SHESHU BABU

    The school principal being held may be released after investigation as he may have not committed a grave offence. His son may also be warned and the child should be taught mannerisms. The right wing are committing graver offences than this but are left scot – free with impunity. This is a mold one.

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