JNU Violence: Barkha Dutt Tweets Out Screenshot Of Message By Alleged Perpetrator; Man Turns Out To Be Vendor Of INC

JNU Violence: Barkha Dutt Tweets Out Screenshot Of Message By Alleged Perpetrator; Man Turns Out To Be Vendor Of INCBarkha Dutt (pic via Facebook)

Unprecedented violence was seen in the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday (5 January) as several masked individuals, both male and female, thrashed students, including girls, and teachers inside the campus with wooden and metal rods, injuring many.

While the number of the injured in the various clashes which occurred through the day was not yet known, at least 20 students were admitted to the AIIMS with severe injuries following the evening clash.

Amid these clashes, reporter Barkha Dutt shared a WhatsApp message screenshot claiming to be from group named ‘Unity Against Left’ which included a phone number with the message “main gate par kuch karna hai kya” (should something be done at the main gate).

However, very soon a lot of social media users shared screenshot about the number belonging to a handler at contribute.inc.in, a website that serves as contribution website of the Indian National Congress.

Later INC put out a tweet saying that the number belonged to a vendor and has nothing to do with INC.

Additionally, the website contribute.nic.in was taken offline.

JNU Violence: Barkha Dutt Tweets Out Screenshot Of Message By Alleged Perpetrator; Man Turns Out To Be Vendor Of INC