Former Kerala DGP (prisons) Alexander Jacob has come out with a completely illogical theory about how some people turn to criminal activities.
According to media reports, the former top cop, during a discussion in one of the Malayalam channels on the topic 'Criminal Tendency in Adolescents', offered some bizarre explanation about criminals and criminal tendencies. He said some people are born criminals.
Pointing out that men are born with XY chromosomes and women with XX chromosomes, he said some are born with XYY chromosomes and these invariably become criminals and will continue to be so until the end of their lives.
As if this wasn't enough, he went on to say researchers have found that most of those involved in mass shootings in the US and France were born to caesarean birth. "The new born sees the doctor holding a knife dripping with his mother’s blood, no wonder that the child has criminal tendencies," he was quoted as saying.
His bizarre claims didn't stop there. He said it is possible that the children born to mothers who read crime fiction during their pregnancy become criminals while those reading about the lives of holy people become priests or nuns.