Image of Yemeni Homeless Man Falsely Shared As From Gujarat

BOOM found that the image is not from Gujarat but appeared earlier on Yemeni social media.

An image of a homeless Yemeni man's dead body surrounded by stray dogs is being falsely shared as that from Gujarat. According to Yemeni news sites and social media users, the homeless man, identified as Ismael Hadi, was found dead in the city of Ibb in Yemen on October 20.

Social media users are sharing the image with the claim that the man's name is Pappu Shukla and that he was found dead in Gujarat. The posts claim that Shukla, a homeless man, took care of and fed stray dogs for many years. When he died, the dogs refused to leave his dead body.

The image is viral with the caption: This is a dead body of Mr. Pappu Shukla ji, a homeless man from Gujarat State (India) who took care of abandoned dogs for many years. He died yesterday and his beloved dogs surrounded and protected his body, refusing to leave his side.. May Pappu Shukla ji Rest In Peace.

The archive of the post can be accessed here.

The archive of the post can be accessed here.


The archive of the tweet can be found here.

The archive of the tweet can be found here.

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Fact Check

Twitter users responded to this tweet with an October 20 tweet from Yemeni academic Nadwa Dawsari who stated that the man was Ismael Hadi from Ibb, Yemen.

BOOM also ran a reverse image search and found multiple Arabic websites reporting Ismael Hadi's death. The Arabic website Al Jazeera Mubasher reported Hadi's death on October 20.

Hadi's story has also been widely shared by Arabic social media users.


Updated On: 2020-11-05T14:30:06+05:30
Claim :   Image shows stray dogs refusing to leave homeless mans body in Gujarat.
Claimed By :  Posts on Facebook and Twitter
Fact Check :  False
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