After the shocking suicide of Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, a tweet, allegedly by Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, has been doing the rounds on social media.
With his demise on Sunday, many big names penned their condolences for the actor on various social media platforms. Rahul Gandhi had also tweeted his condolences on his verified handle.
In the viral screengrab, Rahul Gandhi has addressed actor Sushant Singh Rajput as a ‘cricketer’.
Rahul Gandhi is also in pain, due to the demise of Sushant Singh.
He addressed him a talented cricketer. pic.twitter.com/xIr7FXhB91
— RAKESH GUPTA (@RakeshGuptajee) June 15, 2020
NewsMobile in its investigation found this story to be fake. When we verified the tweet from his official twitter account we found that this was a false claim.
Seeking an opportunity of mischief, the troublemakers forged Rahul’s tweet by replacing the word ‘actor’ with ‘cricketer’. When we observed it minutely we found that a different font was used to overwrite the word ‘cricketer’.
Since both the images carried the verified twitter blue tick and the difference was only of a single word, it was difficult to identify the real one.
The real tweet is as under:
I am sorry to hear about the passing of #SushantSinghRajput. A young & talented actor, gone too soon. My condolences to his family, friends & fans across the world.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 14, 2020
This proves that the above claim is false and misleading.
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