A new twist in the tale! Is Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused of RAPE? The picture of a fake newspaper clipping from reputed publication Telegraph is going viral on WhatsApp and social media, showing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Supremo in a rape case, which took place during his student days at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. This ugly ploy to malign Kejriwal’s reputation by some miscreant has stirred the cyber space. The possibility of Arvind Kejriwal the CM being a rapist has spread like wildfire on WhatsApp with the viral picture being shared in large numbers.
The headline in the newspaper clipping dated Monday, June 8, 1987 reads: IIT student accused of rape. The report talks about the shocking rape of a local girl by one of the students of IIT Kharagpur. It further states the accused student being detained by the police for questioning. The alleged rapist was said to be hiding in his hostel room when police came looking for him. The second paragraph of the viral clipping names Arvind Kejriwal as the 19-year-old rape accused!
According to Telegraph, the rape took place when Arvind Kejriwal went out with his friends for a party on a Friday night. While his friends returned to the hostel in the wee hours of Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal returned only on Sunday night. The rape case came to light when the victim registered a case in Gopalnagar police station. She also produced the identity card of the accused, which helped police nab Arvind Kejriwal from the hostel.
But we think ‘Yawn!’ Better stories can be written by a third-grader than this miscreant who is spreading false information to defame the Delhi CM. It is extremely annoying to come across such horrible piece of ‘news’ floating on the messaging apps. What is even more surprising is the lack of responsible behaviour on the part of the reader before sharing such sensitive wrong information. The mind behind this mischief put two plus two together and stitched a story defaming Arvind Kejriwal.
Fake newspaper clipping of Telegraph accusing Delhi CM in a rape case (Picture Credit: WhatsApp)
It is a well known fact that the Delhi CM studied at IIT Kharagpur during 1985–1989. The 48-year-old would have been 19 years of age in 1987, as the WhatsApp message says. Big deal! Making a fake newspaper clipping is child’s play and this is exactly what the pea-brained cyber criminal has done. It’s high time severe action is taken against people who spread false rumours and create a ruckus! Do you really believe Arvind Kejriwal could have done this?