Rourkela: Police have arrested a person for posting fake news on the death of a doctor here on social media.
A Twitter handle, Apna Rourkela, had posted that Dr HA Khan, a doctor working at Shanti Memorial COVID Hospital at Uditnagar in Rourkela, had passed away.
However, the Rourkela SP refuted the news and said the doctor was alive. Taking to his official Twitter handle, the SP posted that Dr Khan, “a reputed & committed doctor”, still working at Shanti Memorial COVID Hospital. Uditnagar PS team arrested the accused and registered a criminal case, he added.
One fake news was posted on Social Media on sad demise of Dr. H. A. Khan, a reputed & committed doctor still working at Shanti Memorial COVID Hospital. Uditnagar PS team arrested the accused and registered a criminal case.@odisha_police @DGPOdisha @DMSundargarh @AdmRourkela pic.twitter.com/mbMdWryJRx
— SP Rourkela (@sprourkela) May 13, 2021
Police didn’t disclose the identity of the accused.