scorecardresearch
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

NLU Jodhpur students hit back at false reporting over student’s death

Various news reports falsely claimed that NLU Jodhpur law student Pranita Mehta slipped and fell to her death while trying to take the "perfect selfie" from the top of a light house.

toi1 Various news reports falsely claimed that NLU Jodhpur law student Pranita Mehta slipped and fell to her death while trying to take the “perfect selfie” from the top of a light house.

NLU Jodhpur students and alumni on Thursday hit back at the false reporting by national media over the death of a law student who died last Sunday while holidaying in Gokarna.

Various news reports falsely claimed that NLU Jodhpur law student Pranita Mehta slipped and fell to her death while trying to take the “perfect selfie” from the top of a light house.

“It was absolutely false, she was sitting on the beach when the tide came and she was trying to fight for her life for 45 minutes,” an NLU Jodhpur alumnus told LegallyIndia.

[related-post]

Subscriber Only Stories
Let’s just stop calling soil “dirt”Premium
Money to fight climate change: Are taxes the answer?Premium
Gujarat elections | Sitting MLA in the shade; it’s a Yogi Adityanath show...Premium
Delhi Confidential: In Ladakh, a push for employment to youth of minority...Premium

In a bid to set the record straight, one of Pranita’s friends took to Reddit and described the actual events that lead to her untimely death.

In a post titled “My friend passed away and TOI made a mockery of her”, her friend wrote that Pranita was swept away by high tide while sitting on rocks at Kumta Beach along with two other friends.

The post adds that Pranitha held on to a rock and tried to swim to the shore braving the high tide, but unfortunately she was carried away deep into sea.

The Redditor named and shamed news sites such as Scoopwhoop, which removed the article from their site, NewsX, OneIndia, The Times of India and The Hindu for publishing false news without corroborating facts.

First published on: 02-06-2016 at 07:15:24 pm
Next Story

A tasteless joke won’t affect Lataji, Sachin Tendulkar’s aura: Vishal Dadlani

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close