Guwahati: Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy, who is currently on leave, has once again courted controversy on Twitter after he shared an old video of a man being thrashed by a mob. In the accompanying tweet, Roy said the old man in Delhi was targeted for shouting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ by youths belonging to a particular community.
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However, a fact-checking website has revealed that there was no communal angle as claimed by Roy and said it was just the result of a personal enmity.
The governor also claimed that the video was from Zafarabad in Delhi. In reality, says the website, the video was from Rajasthan’s Bhilwara and the incident took place on October 15 this year.
In the clip, the old man is heard shouting, “Chowkidar Chor Hai, Main bhi ek Chowkidar hu, Bharat Mata ki Jai.” Following this, five men gather around him and beat him.
In fact, fact-checking website BOOM did a fact-check in October in which it said that it contacted Bhilwara police who confirmed that the incident happened on October 15, 2019 at Azad Chowk. The website further explained that the victim who was assaulted was Hotchand Sindhi (55).
Sindhi was assaulted by five men who were arrested later, the police were quoted as saying by BOOM.
Bhilwara ASP Rajesh Meena said that Sindhi was diagnosed with a mental health issue, the website reported.