Asansol News was the first to highlight Laxman Johnson's misguided act. Somiksha C Mohanta wrote on Jul 21 about how Laxman had defiled the deity at a Shiva temple and then compounded his mistake by uploading the controversial picture on the social networking site.
Hindus across the nation were outraged by this. They strongly condemned the desecration of their revered God and filed complaints against Laxman in several states.
Some organisations marched to the SSP office here on Jul 25 and submitted a petition, demanding immediate action against the culprit.
According to Crime Branch DySP Jitendra Singh, Laxman Johnson has been booked under IPC Section 295 a (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and also under the relevant provision of the IT Act.
The DySP said that the Cyber Cell has been asked to conduct further investigation. Police suspect that the Facebook profile used to commit the crime could be a fake one.
As for the details available so far about the accused, the converted Christian apparently works as a Central Railway parcel lease contractor. Laxman claims to be the "son of Jesus Christ".
His hometown is Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh but he currently lives at Mumbai. Incidentally, there are unconfirmed reports of his home being burnt down by protesters.