Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections: Complaint Filed Against Ma Foi Pandiarajan For Sharing A Morphed Video Featuring Late NEET Aspirant Anitha

A complaint has been registered against AIADMK minister Ma Foi K Pandiarajan for sharing a morphed video of a medical aspirant, Anitha who died by suicide.

Aditi Sharma

April 6, 2021

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AIADMK Minister Ma Foi Pandiarajan has faced major flak on social after he allegedly shared a morphed video of a NEET aspirant Anitha who died by suicide. As soon as the video was shared on Twitter, there was major outrage on the micro-blogging platform and Ma Foi Pandiaranjan was blamed for sharing the video. Anita’s brother Manirathnam filed a complaint against Ma Foi Pandiaranjan for using his late sister’s identity without the consent of her family.

In the video, a voice-over for Anitha narrates that about 427 students from poor and underprivileged families have been studying in medical colleges in the State and it was made possible in the Jayalalithaa’s government. The voiceover further mentions that instead of spreading such positive aspects, precious lives like her (Anitha) have been destroyed through malicious political propaganda. In the video, it is also stated that the issue has claimed the lives of 17 students and that the people must not forget or forgive the DMK for spreading malicious propaganda.

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Anitha’s sister Maniratnam strongly condemned Pandiranjan’s act and also released a video message asking him to be punished for sharing the video. In his message, “You have shared a voice edited video of Anita as if she was supporting NEET and AIADMK! Isn’t this a shameful act? Would you have done this to your own daughter who had died for her ambition?”, questioned Manirathnam.

Maniratnam filed a complaint to Superintendent of Police, Ariyalur. In his complaint, Manirathinam claimed that the footage and pictures of her late sister had been used in the video without the approval of her family. The voice-over was dubbed to cheat the public, he said, seeking action for the offence under the Information Technology Act 2000.

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