NEW DELHI: A social media post is being widely shared with a claim that Bollywood actor Salman Khan has offered Rs 20 lakh to the kin of Tabrez Ansari, who succumbed to his injuries after allegedly being beaten up by a mob merely on the basis of suspicion of attempted burglary in Saraikela Kharsawanand area of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.
“सलमान खान की taraf से तबरेज अंसारी के परिवार को 20,00000 रुपये और मुकदमे का पूरा खर्च उठाया जाएगा, और सज़ा दिलाई जाएगी. Mashaallah Bhai jaan #Salman_khan” the post claims.
When Newsmobile fact-checked the post, it was found to be fake.
Using keywords, Salman Khan, Tabrez Ansari, Lynching, 20 lakh and money on Google search, it did not come across any report on it whatsoever. Even, the social media account of the ‘Bharat’ actor didn’t say anything related to the matter.
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Tabrez, a Pune-based welder was tied to a pole and was thrash mercilessly for hours and instructed to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Jai Hanuman’ before being handed over to the police.
Ansari’s wife has questioned the role of the police in her husband’s death alleging that he was not given timely medical treatment.