A picture post is going viral on social media claiming that a farmer died after he was shot at by the Delhi police personnel in Delhi’s ITO while participating in the tractor rally.
The post can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
The farmer has been identified as Navneet Singh.
We ran a search and found that while it was initially reported that the farmer was shot, it was later clarified by the police that the tractor turned turtle after it rammed into the police barricades near the ITO junction in central Delhi.
#WATCH | A protesting farmer died after a tractor rammed into barricades and overturned at ITO today: Delhi Police
CCTV Visuals: Delhi Police pic.twitter.com/nANX9USk8V
— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2021
CCTV footage of the incident showed a blue tractor crashing through yellow barricades by Delhi Police at high speed. Delhi Police’s FIR on the ITO incident mentions the sequence of events.
Delhi Police’s FIR on ITO mentions the sequence of the incident. It mentions that the farmers started coming towards Central Delhi & constant requests of maintaining law and order were made to them. It also mentions the incident where a farmer died after his tractor overturned.
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2021
On further investigation, we found that the post-mortem report of the farmer has confirmed that he succumbed to ‘antemortem injuries’ he had sustained after his tractor overturned and that he was not shot.
“The post-mortem report clarifies that he was not shot. He died of the antemortem injuries which he received after his tractor overturned as seen in a viral video,” Avinash Chandra, a senior UP police officer, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The post mortem report clarifies that he (farmer who died during the tractor rally in Delhi yesterday) was not shot. He succumbed to the antemortem injuries which he received after his tractor turned turtle as seen in the viral video: Avinash Chandra, ADG Bareilly in Rampur, UP pic.twitter.com/goFuCA1I2X
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 27, 2021
The same was reported by other media organisations like The Quint and The Print.
Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the post is FALSE.
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