Apr 28, 2021
India coronavirus: Man charged over oxygen SOS for dying grandfather
Officers in Uttar Pradesh state charged Shashank Yadav with spreading a rumour over oxygen shortages "With intent to cause... fear or alarm". Officers in the town of Amethi claimed Mr Yadav's "False tweet" had prompted other people to make allegations against the government, and they pressed criminal charges against him on Tuesday night. "Shashank Yadav has been booked for spreading misleading information," said Arpit Kapoor, a senior police officer in Amethi, the Indian Express reported. Cabinet minister Smiti Imrani, who is the MP for Amethi, was tagged - and responded later that evening saying she had tried to contact Mr Yadav, and had alerted local officials. Mr Yadav's grandfather died on Monday night, apparently of a heart attack.
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