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Kejriwal retweets misleading photo about man's suicide over 'demonetisation'

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India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [Updated:21 Nov 2016, 15:03:22]

In a major Twitter gaffe, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal retweeted an unverified information pertaining to the death of a person due to PM Modi's demonetisation drive and later deleted the video.

The Delhi CM on Sunday retweeted a photograph of a man who had hung himself in Satna in Madhya Pradesh because he faced a currency crunch due to demonetization.

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The caption to the photograph Kejriwal retweeted said that the man who hung himself did so because he had not been able to withdraw new currency notes from the bank for four days in a row.

When Kejriwal retweeted it, he wrote in Hindi "Modiji, look at this. At least now, have some mercy on this country's people. What enmity do you have with the public?"

The photograph and caption were originally tweeted by one Abhishek Mishra, who appears to have deleted his account since.

Later, it emerged that the man had come to rob the bank and when he realized police had surrounded the bank and he couldn't escape, he decided to end his life. The incident took place at Allahabad Bank's Bela village branch at 3 am on Saturday, reports The Times of India.

Later, he retweeted a picture of Syrian refugee children, with a caption that said they were children found at the site of yesterday morning's train accident near Kanpur.

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Kejriwal deleted the tweet without giving any clarification.

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Arvind Kejriwal Photo: PTI