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Now, hit Raju with rotten eggs, virtually!

After making Ramalinga Raju and the iconic IT firm he founded the butt of jokes, a bunch of trigger-happy IT whiz-kids have created a game "Nail The Thief" where players are asked to hit the tainted Satyam founder with rotten eggs and win an iPod!

business Updated: Jan 19, 2009 13:53 IST

After making Ramalinga Raju and the iconic IT firm he founded the butt of jokes, a bunch of trigger-happy IT whiz-kids have created a game "Nail The Thief" where players are asked to hit the tainted Satyam founder with rotten eggs and win an iPod!

Within days of its launch, the game has already been played more than 100,000 times, with a few playing it over and over again, as per the information on the website of the game.

In the game, available on the website, NailTheThief.Com, a player is given a chance to hit Raju's face with rotten eggs as many times possible within 30 seconds.

As per the latest data, the top-scorer has managed to hit 18 eggs within the stipulated time.

The objective of the game is to "hit Ramalinga Raju in the face with rotten eggs."

The online game is the latest in the series of jokes and caricatures doing the rounds in the virtual world and instant messaging (SMS, MMS), ever since Raju admitted to what has emerged as the country's biggest ever fraud that has come to be known as 'India's Enron'.

While the fraud left thousands of Satyam employees, lakhs of shareholders and hundreds of customers in the lurch, many are having a good laugh at Raju's expense.

From parodies of nursery rhymes to funny SMSes, chain- mails and caricatures, Raju has become the butt of jokes. New words are also being coined such as 'Satyamisation', as a synonym for inflating profits, and 'Satyamised' for those finding it tough to get a new job because of their current employer's bad reputation. Incidentally, Satyam employees were called 'Satyamites' in the company's better days.