Photographs of the dead body of a woman constable have been widely shared on social media with the claim that she was raped and murdered in Congress-ruled Punjab. The pictures are circulating against the backdrop of the alleged rape in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, which is under the Bharatiya Janata Party’s rule.

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The claim adds that she was dumped on the roadside in Fatehgarh Churain near Sangatpura village.

Fact check

The constable’s identification card has also been shared which says that her name was Nomi, D/O Salim Masih from Amristar. This led us to several media reports. According to Tribune India, constable Nomi died on the spot after her scooter was hit by a speedy Mahindra Scorpio SUV near Sangatpura village on October 1.

The incident was also reported by Punjab Kesari and Punjab Jagran.

A verified Punjabi YouTube channel uploaded a video report on the incident where the photographs currently viral were featured.

An earlier fact-check report by Aaj Tak carries Amritsar commissioner’s statement. “The claim of rape and murder is absolutely baseless as the woman constable died in a road accident. She was working in the MSK branch of Amritsar District Police.”

Pictures of a woman constable who died in a road accident in Punjab are viral with the false claim that she was raped and murdered.

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