Kochi: A shocking case has come to light from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, where a 10th student gifted 75 tola gold to friends on social media. According to media reports, a year ago, a user named Shebeen posted on social media that he was in financial distress. Seeing this post, the 15-year-old school girl talked to him and got very close to him. She took a shocking step to address Shebeen's economic problems.
A box was kept under a bed in the student's house, in which gold was kept. The student gave 75 tolas of gold to her social media friend. With the help of his mother, Shebeen sold the gold. Later Shebeen and his mother got the house repaired and kept the remaining Rs 9.8 lakh in the house. The girl's mother had given a complaint to the police after the gold went missing. Then Shebeen and his mother Shajila were arrested and both were taken on remand. The student told the police that she had given gold to Shebeen a year ago. Police have recovered around Rs 10 lakh from Shebeen's house.
But, the twist in the case came when Shebeen told the police that he could not find 75 tola gold, the student had given him only 27 tola gold. The police are also confused by the student's statement. The student told police that out of 75 tolas of gold, she had given 40 tolas to another youth from Palakkad district, whom she met on Instagram. The youth from Palakkad district blocked her on Instagram as soon as he found the gold, but the police are not willing to accept it. Police said more information will come to light only if the accused is taken into custody and questioned. But the police could not agree with the mother's statement that they had lost 75 tola gold over a year.