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The Punjab policewoman in these photos has not been raped. She died in a road accident.

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Some photos of a policewoman are being shared widely on social media with a claim that she was raped and murdered in Amritsar, Punjab. The photos also include an ID which mentions that the name of the policewoman as Nomi, daughter of Sh. Salim Masih. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Photos of a Punjab policewoman who was raped and murdered in Amritsar.

Fact: The policewoman in the photos has died in a road accident. She was not raped and murdered. She was hit by a Scorpio vehicle while she was going on her Activa. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When we searched about the policewoman given in the post, several news articles were found in the Google search results. The news articles mentioned that the policewoman Nomi has died in a road accident in Jhander (Punjab). She was hit by a Scorpio vehicle while she was going on her Activa. The news articles can be read here, here and here.

Also, on looking at the FIR filed on the incident, it can be found that there is no mention of rape. The FIR mentions only sections 304-A and 427 of IPC. The FIR can be seen here. The vehicle numbers of Nomi’s Activa and the Scorpio (a photo was also posted by a user) which hit her vehicle can be found in the FIR. Further details about the vehicles can be found below.

To sum it up, the Punjab policewoman Nomi has died in a road accident. She was not raped and murdered.

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