Arrest of Neeraj Bishnoi from Assam, who is accused to be the creator of the infamous ‘Bulli Bai’ app, has seemed to have put the role of mainstream national news channels under question. 

Dasarath Bishnoi – father of 20-year-old Neeraj Bishnoi – has said that his son used to watch a particular news channel which might have had an impact on him. 

“…maybe that had some impact on him,” father of Neeraj Bishnoi from Assam was quoted as saying by The Quint while referring to a news channel. 

“My son would spend day and night on his laptop. I had no idea what was going on,” Neeraj’s father said. 

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Dashrath Bishnoi – father of Neeraj Bishnoi – further said that for the last three days prior to his arrest, Neeraj had seemed “pareshaan” (worried/troubled).

Neeraj Bishnoi is a resident of Digambar area in Jorhat town of Assam and lives with his parents and two elder sisters. 

Photos of hundreds of Muslim women were uploaded on an app called ‘Bulli Bai’ encouraging people to participate in their ‘auction’. 

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Revelation by the father of Neeraj Bishnoi that his son might have been impacted by the news channel that he watched is considered worrisome by many. 

Meanwhile, the Vellore Institute of Technology, Bhopal, where Neeraj Bishnoi was a B-Tech student, has suspended him from the University with immediate effect until further notice.  

“He has confessed, but most importantly, we’ve acquired technical evidence required from his laptop and mobile. Whole network has been busted,” Delhi Police DCP (IFSO) KPS Malhotra said.

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