A few days ago, someone circulated a sensitive image of a man’s dead body Found in Gurugram, Haryana on social media. The image came with claims that a mob of Bajrang Dal activists had beaten to death a driver from Nuh’s Tapkan Village in Haryana named Razzak Khan, 54, who had travelled to Gurugram carrying goats. The situation took a sinister turn as rumours of religious mob lynching began to spread like wildfire.
The misleading and fake news was spread by many individuals, including habitual propaganda accounts, such as @meerfaisal01, @WNoseriya27316, @MrMujawar31 and @TheObserverPost. These accounts have a history of spreading false news and information based on their narrative and inciting violence.
The police have clarified that the body of the deceased has no marks of injury. The family members of the deceased received information and a postmortem was being done. The law will take action, but till now there is no mob lynching angle. Gurugram Police clarified this on Twitter.
Misinformation and Propaganda
Accounts spreading religious hate and misinformation propaganda are circulating sensitive news with false claims even before police confirmation to incite communal violence in the region. In summary, the claims of a religious mob lynching in Gurugram, Haryana, are baseless and unfounded. The deceased man, Razzak Khan, met an unfortunate end, but the police have ruled out any signs of foul play. Following comprehensive analysis and meticulous fact-checking, our team has investigated the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread embedded below.
Claim: A driver from Nuh’s Tapkan Village in Haryana named Razzak Khan was beaten to death by Bajrang Dal activists or a mob.
Fact: The police have clarified that there are no marks of injury on the body of the deceased and there is no mob lynching angle.
In our pursuit of accurate and unbiased information, we’ve diligently fact-checked the claims surrounding the incident. Misinformation can sow discord and disrupt communal harmony. Your support matters greatly in our mission to foster an informed and united society. Together, let’s strive to make India and Indians proud, upholding truth and unity. Jai Hind.