Man arrested for putting derogatory comments for Hanan on social media

New Delhi, July 28, News24 Bureau: Police has taken a man from Wayanad into custody for allegedly posting derogatory comments against the 21-year-old college student Hanan who was trolled on social media over her video of selling fish in uniform after college.  

This is a story of Hanan who is a B Sc student at a private college and sells fish in Ernakulam after her college hours to make both her ends meet and ensures that her studies continue uninterrupted.

Hanan's story of selling fish at Thammanam in Ernakulam after her college hours was carried by leading Malayalam daily 'Mathrubhumi' two days ago.

It was a touching story indeed and was widely shared on social media by many, including film artists and politicians.

But there was a section which doubted her she was trolled. This section of people on social media expressed doubts on Hanan's story and termed it as fake.

21-year-old Hanan who was trolled on social media over her video of selling fish in uniform after college, says, "People are making false allegations that it was for movie promotion. I have no other income. My main aim is to continue studies and support the family."

Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam today came out in support of a 21-year-old college going fisherwoman from Kerala who became the victim of cyber bullying.

Hanan's college principal and neighbours came out in support of her and said the story published in the regional daily was not fake.

Reacting to the news, Kannanthanam wrote on his Facebook page, Kerala sharks stop attacking #Hanan. I'm ashamed. Here is a girl trying to put together a shattered life. You vultures!.

The tourism minister hailed the woman's attitude to do hard work and move forward in life.

Kannanthanam also referred to the difficulties faced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his teenage and said the latter fought against all odds to become the prime minister.

A teary-eyed Hanan appealed her critics with folded hands to leave her alone.

She said that she did not want any help and asked all to kindly leave her alone. "Please allow me to do any kind of menial jobs to earn my daily bread," she said.


Filmmaker Arun Gopy, offered her a role in his forthcoming movie starring Malayalam superstar Mohanlals son Pranav Mohanlal and was even trolled for making this offer to Hanan. Seeing her condition Gopi came forward for this help and despite trolls, he was firm on his stand.
With Agencies