Keeping the history of people living in India, in mind, this ain’t surprising to me. But if it surprises you even a bit, then here it is. An Infosys employee in Bengaluru named Mujeeb Mohammed has been arrested by the City Crime Branch (CCB) for a threatful and irresponsible social media post.
In the post that he shared on Facebook, he urged the people to “go out and sneeze” in public and spread the virus that has killed 19 people in India to this day.
“Let’s join hands, go out and sneeze with open mouth in public. Spread the virus,” Mujeeb Mohammed, a resident of the city for 25 years, wrote on Facebook.
As the post went viral, CCB officials soon rushed out and arrested the man for his remarks. “The person who put this post, saying people should go out and sneeze and spread the virus, has been detained. His name is Mujeeb and he works in a software company. A case has been registered,” said Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner (CCB, Bengaluru).
Infosys also came forward to apologize and inform that it did an investigation on the matter and is affirm that the man was in all his senses when he made the post. The firm added that such behaviour is “against the code of conduct and its commitment to responsible social sharing”.
“Infosys has completed its investigation on the social media post by one of its employees and we believe that this is not a case of mistaken identity,” the company said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“The social media post by the employee is against Infosys’ code of conduct and its commitment to responsible social sharing. Infosys has a zero tolerance policy towards such acts and has accordingly, terminated the services of the employee,” the statement added.
As the new broke, soon, hashtag Spread the virus started trending on Twitter wherein people slammed the man for his anti-nation post.
This comes after earlier Infosys had to vacate a building in Karnataka which had a suspected case of the virus at that time. Currently, Bengaluru is one of the most affected Indian states due to the coronavirus outbreak.
As India enters the fourth day of a complete countrywide lockdown, Karnataka has recorded 64 cases and three deaths. Overall coronavirus positive cases in India currently stand at 825+.