Meanwhile, a photo of an elderly man being chained to a hospital bed has been touted as the late Stan Swamy has gone viral on social media.
Born in Trichy, Stan Swamy is a Christian pastor more importantly a human rights activist who has voiced for the rights of tribals & oppressed people in Ranchi, Jharkhand.He was arrested under UAPA law and was undergoing medical treatment. Stan Swamy died at the hospital on July 5 in a critical condition. Many political party leaders and social media users are mourning his death.
What’s the truth ?
A reverse image search of the photo reveals that in May 2021, a prison official was suspended for chaining a 92-year-old prisoner to his hospital bed during treatment in Uttar Pradesh’s Etta district.
The photo which has gone viral is a reference to the murder case prisoner Baburam Singh. Baburam Singh’s photo as a 92-year-old prisoner has been featured in several news outlets, including India Today.
In our search, the person in the photo who was chained to the hospital bed was not the late Stan Swamy. The man in the photo is 92-year-old Baburam Singh. It is learned that the photo was taken in Uttar Pradesh