- A video of cockroach in the food served in Indira Canteen had gone viral
- Four youths had deliberately put the cockroaches to "have some fun"
- However, their trick was soon exposed with the CCTV footage
- The police have arrested the two and are on the look out for the other two
The reports of two cockroaches found in food in Indira Canteen which had made big noise since two days was put to rest after four youth confessed that they had deliberately put the cockroaches “for fun”, reports Kannada Prabha.
The accused, four youth, had visited the Indira Canteen at Malagala in Kottigepalya ward on Saturday morning. They bought one plate of food and soon created a ruckus that it was spoilt and two cockroaches were found. They had recorded the entire incident in a video and uploaded it on the social network, which had caused quite a commotion.
The BBMP investigated into the incident and examined the CCTV footage. It was found that the four had intentionally created the drama and had added the cockroaches. The footage showed Hemanth Kumar, Devaraj, Arun and Satish walking into the canteen, buying only one plate food and going out. They returned after a while and created the ruckus. Devaraj was filming the entire incident. Another person was taking photographs of the plate. The four of them left abusing the canteen staff. The police suspected that it was staged and took the CCTV footage to the Cyber Crime Branch and lodged a complaint with Kamakshipalya station.
The Cyber Crime police immediately swung into action and arrested auto driver Hemanth Kumar and photographer Devaraj and inquired. They confessed that it was pre-planned. They wanted to have some fun and acted that food was spoilt. It is actually not cockroach in the plate but the brinjal in the food, found the police. The photographer had simply circled it and accused it to be cockroaches. However, they confessed that they added the ants in the food, reports Kannada Prabha. The two have been remanded to the police custody and the search is on for the other two. Police sources said that they were hiding in Turuvekere and has launched a manhunt.
The episode was made good use by the BJP to blame the Congress.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:39 PM IST