1000 Facebook likes or I will drop him: Man jailed for dangling toddler out of window

Updated on Jun 22, 2017 04:53 PM IST

Social media erupted with anger and shock after the post went viral, leading to his arrest on Sunday.

(The unnamed man shared a picture of himself holding the baby by his t-shirt with a caption ‘1000 Fb likes or I will drop him’, Al Arabiya reported (Al Arabiya\Facebook))
(The unnamed man shared a picture of himself holding the baby by his t-shirt with a caption ‘1000 Fb likes or I will drop him’, Al Arabiya reported (Al Arabiya\Facebook))

An Algerian man has been sent to prison for two years for dangling a toddler out of a window of a high-rise building in the capital Algiers while asking for 1000 Facebook likes.

The unnamed man shared a picture of himself holding the baby by his t-shirt with a caption ‘1000 Fb likes or I will drop him’, according to news site Al Arabiya.

Social media erupted with anger and shock after the post went viral, leading to his arrest on Sunday. He has, however, defended himself, saying the image was photoshopped by Facebook users, reports said.

“The picture was taken in a balcony with protective barriers. These were removed,” he said.

The child’s father pleaded for mercy on behalf of the man, who is a relative, saying it was all part of a game, the BBC reported.

The court dismissed the pleas and charged him with child abuse.

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