Chennai: The cyber sleuths of the Chennai city police on Sunday continued their hunt for the youth Dilipan Mahendran, who allegedly burnt the national flag and posted the visuals of his action on Facebook.
His post went viral on social networking platforms including WhatsApp from Saturday and complaints started pouring in, prompting cyber cops from Chennai to start looking for him.
“Right now we know his background. We know his phone number, details of his vehicle and family background. It looks like the youth is on the run. His mobile phone is switched off. We checked his native place address. He was not there,” the police said.
The 25-year-old hails from Nagapatinam and his father is an active member of Periyar Dravida Kazhagam, a rational outfit. Dileepan reportedly took part in a protest held at Valluvarkottam in Chennai seeking action on the issue of the deaths of 3 SVS naturopathy and yoga sciences college students near Villupuram and also against those responsible for the death of Hyderabad based research scholar Rohith Vemula.
Two persons, including the pilot of a private airline, C.R. Naveenkumar, lodged a complaint with the city police on the national flag being burnt. Online complaints continue to pour into the city police’s FB page, which are being acknowledged and then forwarded to cyber crime wing for action. Meanwhile, on Sunday, certain groups on WhatsApp started promoting pictures of the wanted youth, showing him in participating in flood relief work....