Man detained over FB threat to spray Hindu women during Thaipusam

 |Jan 28, 2017


Police have detained a 29 year old man for allegedly creating a Facebook page threatening to spray against Hindu women who dress inappropriately during Thaipusam celebration.

Selangor police chief Abdul Samah Mat said the suspect was picked up in Seberang Jaya, Penang, about 9.20 Thursday night to facilitate investigations.

“He is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation,” Abdul Samah said during a press conference at the state police headquarters on Friday morning.

The suspect had threatened to spray women who wore the traditional saree with their backs exposed.

The threat has angered many Indian women, who urged police to act against the Facebook user.