Photos of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Soori Krishnan are being shared with false claims that he faked his injuries in Sunday's violent mob attack at the varsity. The collage of before-and-after photos of Krishnan, who is also a member of Student Federation Of India(SFI) show him first with bandages around his head and arms and later without it.
BOOM spoke to Krishnan, who dismissed the claims online and said the doctors removed the bandages after stitching his wounds.
The viral claim was shared by several members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. It soon went viral on Facebook and Twitter with fake claims that Krishnan 'faked his injuries'.
Comedy show of the left comrades— Ashish Chauhan (@AshishSainram) January 7, 2020
SFI leader Soori from JNU after being "brutally injured" in Delhi
Seen completely in high spirits while welcomed with garlands in Trivandrum within 24 hours.#TukdeTukdeGang #JNUHiddenTruth #JNUViolence pic.twitter.com/8LqoiycnPY
Meet #JNU #SFI leader #Soori admitted to hospital 4 'serious injuries'. From ICU, flew to Kerala, landed in Trivandrum in 24hrs. His stitches were removed & wounds were healed in 24 hrs🤔— Prabin Padhy (@prabinkp) January 7, 2020
(*Got from social media)@amitmalviya @ABVPVoice @abvpjnu @ABVPDelhi pic.twitter.com/sEC6cnTjiV
Updated On: 2020-01-09T14:49:47+05:30
Claim Review : Photo claiming SFI student faked injuries
Claimed By : Social Media Posts
Fact Check : False