Bengaluru: Health Minister U T Khader has filed a complaint against mischief mongers for spreading false rumours about his daughter’s lavish marriage on social media.
The message, which has been spreading on WhatsApp for the past 10 days, reached the Minister when some of his friends, who received the forwarded message, called him to check.
The message carries a picture of a girl decked in gold and stated to be Mr. Khader’s daughter. It calls him “gold Minister”. The photo is not that of his daughter, who is aged 12.
His staff filed a complaint in Vidhana Soudha police station stating that some mischief mongers have misused the social platform to embarrass the Minister and damage his reputation.
The police have registered a case under Information Technology Act and said that they would seek the help of cyber crime officers to trace the person who initiated the message.