13-year-old Indian arrested over Facebook threat

Jan 02, 2013, 10:40 IST | Agencies

Sinagpore police arrested a 13-year-old Indian student for a Facebook post in which he threatened to "plant bombs" and take "a big big revenge."

A 13-year-old Indian student has been arrested by Singapore police for posting a Facebook message in which he allegedly threatened to bomb a luxury casino resort in the city-state.

13-year-old Indian arrested over Facebook threat

The unnamed boy vowed to take "a big big revenge", "spit everywhere" and "plant bombs on Marina Bay Sands", a major tourist attraction, on the day he leaves Singapore, a report said.

The post also contained an expletive and was critical of Singapore, the report added.

Singapore police said the boy was arrested under the Breach of Prohibition Against False Threats of Terrorist Acts, with reports saying the Facebook posting had been taken down.

The offence is punishable by a maximum of five years in jail or a fine of up to 100,000 dollars, or both. 

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