Guwahati: From cyber bullying to online fraud, domestic violence, the Assam Police started several awareness campaigns on social media and are winning hearts of several people of the nation.

With their creativity, the Assam Police have now started another social media campaign about the harmful consequences of circulating and believing in fake news online.

They shared a creative post warning against fake news, using Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ reference.

The state police had shared an altered version of the iconic Freddie Mercury song from its official Twitter handle. They wrote, “Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see, Real life is not a fantasy. Fact check before you forward, There's no escape from reality.” Further they tweaked the lyrics, “Mama, I don’t want to die,” to “Mama, I don’t want to lie.”

This move has come after the Karbi Anglong lynching incident, where two youths from Guwahati were killed by a group of villagers at Dolamara area in the hill district of Assam in June this year and the entire incident was triggered by fake news that claimed these two youths were child-lifters.

Following the incident, the Assam Police are trying to create awareness among the people about the harmful effects of any fake news.

Not only the Karbi Anglong lynching incident, a few other incidents happened in the state which were triggered by fake news.

For their campaign against the spread of fake news, the Assam Police took the lyrics of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, one of the greatest songs of all times, which was released in 1975 and tweeted a message by altering the lyrics.

In their tweet, the Assam Police used ‘Bohemian Factsody’ word instead of the word ‘rhapsody’ and sent a message on their Twitter handle.

Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia said it is an awareness message and the state police are always trying to create awareness among the people about the harmful effects of fake news.

“We appeal to the people, don’t believe any fake news. Fake news is not factual,” Saikia said.