The message spread the ‘rumour’ that a 20-year-old girl of one community was watching Aamir Khan-starrer PK with a boy from another community.
A message circulated on WhatsApp created tension at Aruna theatre in Puttur town on Friday evening. The message spread the ‘rumour’ that a 20-year-old girl of a particular community was watching Aamir Khan-starrer PK with a boy from another community.
As soon as the news spread, people of both the communities and Puttur town police rushed to the theatre.
Police then summoned the girl, and when she came out they realised that she was with her parents.
When they questioned her, she told them that she did not know the boy who was sitting next to her in the theatre.
After the police were convinced that the message did not hold water, the parents and the girl were sent back inside the theatre to watch the rest of the film.
Later it turned out that someone who had seen a youth sitting next to the girl at the theatre had sent a message on WhatsApp leading to tension in the area. Police then disbursed the crowd that had gathered after getting the WhatsApp message.
After the film, police ensured that the girl and her parents exited through another door.