A video went viral in JAN 2019, where a man being interviewed by ScoopWhoop from one of the VHP’s rally starts screaming, “Humko Mandir Chahiye, Humko Khana nahi chahiye, Humko bas mandir chahiye”(We just want temple, we don’t want food, we just want temple). Now the photo of the same man is going viral on social media with a claim, “the man who said sadak nahi chahiye, roti nahi chahiye…mandir chahiye” was diagnosed with corona and had died due to lack of oxygen and medical facilities in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow.
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सडक नहीं चाहिए रोटी नहीं चाहिए अस्पताल नहीं चाहिए सिर्फ मंदिर चाहिए !
भाई साहब आक्सीजन की कमी से नाइजीरिया निकल लिए ईश्वर आत्मा को श्री चरणों में स्थान दे ! नमन:
— रिया चक्रवर्ती (@Rhea_Ziddi) May 18, 2021
FactO check :
Our research team came across a post made by Ravinder Negi, a (Bharatiya Janata Party Politician), who refuted this viral claim and said that the man in the viral video is alive. Negi claimed that the person in the video is his close friend, a social worker named Jeetu Gupta from New Delhi. Negi also said in his post that he will register an F.I.R against those who are spreading fake news about him.
Facto team personally spoke to Mr. Ravinder Negi to check the authenticity of his post & he clarified to Facto News that Jitendra, his childhood friend is alive and healthy. Negi also told that Jitendra didn’t go to Lucknow and this viral news about his friend’s death due to Covid-19 is completely bogus and fake.
Mr. Negi also shared a video with us of his close friend in which Jitendra Gupta can be seen refuting this viral claim himself.
Conclusion: The viral news doing rounds around Jeetu Gupta’s death due to Covid-19 is completely fake.