A social media post informing about the murder of an alleged rape convict is being widely shared. The post claims that in UP’s Deoria, Mohammad Gaffar who is convicted of rape of a Hindu giral, was slayed immediately after his release from jail on bail. Through this article, let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: In UP’s Deoria, rape convict Muhammad Gaffar was killed immediately after his release on bail.
Fact: This is a fabricated news and no such incident is reported in Deoria, as claimed in the viral post. There are no news reports about this alleged incident. Further, Aaj Tak contacted local journalists and police and confirmed that is a fabricated news. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Usually if any incident of such grave nature takes place, media would report it. However, we could not find any news reports about this alleged incident. Search in the local news papers also did not yield any result.
Further, Aaj Tak contacted Deoria police seeking a clarification whether the incident had indeed taken place. However, the police confirmed that the news is false and such incident did not take place in Deoria.
Further, Aaj Tak also contacted the local journalists and reaffirmed that no such incident is reported from Deoria and that it is a fabricated news.
We have reached out to the Deoria police Social media cell, seeking a clarification about this news. However, Deoria police have denied the news, saying no such incident has happened in Deoria. They have stated that the news is false.
To sum it up, this news about murder of a Muslim man for raping a Hindu girl is fabricated.