Delhi has been gripped by communal riots since February 24, According to latest reports, at least 22 people have lost their lives. Adding to the stream of viral claims on social media is a message which suggests that the name of the Jafrabad shooter is not Shahrukh but Anurag Mishra. A collage of five images is being shared online where one of them depicts the shooter. The other four have been picked up from the Facebook profile of a person named Anurag D Mishra. From the account of one Tabish Khan, the post has received over 1,300 shares.

The complete message in Hindi reads, “इसका नाम अनुराग मिश्रा है प्रोपेगेंडा के तहत इसको “शाहरुख” बोल के पेश किया जा रहा है शेयर कर के सच फैलाऐं, इससे पहले कि झूठ फैला दे शाहरुख हो या अनुराग दोगले नहीं हो तो इसको तुरत फांसी दो.”

The claim is viral on both Facebook and Twitter.


The Jafrabad shooter was arrested by the police on February 25 and he was reportedly identified as Shahrukh.

Alt News rummaged through the Facebook profile of Anurag D Mishra where several photographs of the user were found. As evident, he is not the same person. There are major facial dissimilarities – nose, eyes and eyebrows.

Moreover, Mishra uploaded a Facebook live on February 26 where he debunked the misinformation and threatened to file a complaint against those misusing his images.

Mere naam ko kharab karoge photo dekh ke pata nahi chalta ki mai aur esme kitna farq hai

Posted by Anurag D. Mishra on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

He reiterated the same on a Facebook post.

Kaun hai a kya hai a par jo bhi hai a galat kar raha hai mai sabhi ke khilaf karyawai karunga aur mere khilaf jhuthi khabar failane wale ko bulkul nahi chodunga

Posted by Anurag D. Mishra on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Social media claims that the Jafrabad shooter’s name is Anurag Mishra were made by lifting the photographs of an unrelated person. Earlier, a false claim was viral that a man standing behind BJP leader Kapil Mishra during his provocative speech is the shooter.

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