IB Officer Ankit Sharma
IB Officer Ankit Sharma
Photo Credit: ANI

Multiple police complaints have been filed against the Wall Street Journal for "defaming particular a religion and spreading communal tension" with respect to alleged misreporting on Delhi violence and the murder of Security Assistant in Intelligence Bureau Anikt Sharma.

Earlier, WSJ had quoted, Ankit's brother, Ankur, having said that Ankit was killed by a mob chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'.

The article alleged Ankit as saying, "They came armed with stones, rods, knives and even swords; they shouted 'Jai Shri Ram'; some even wore helmets."

"They started throwing stones and bricks at residents, who rushed to Ankit to help them...Later his body was found in a ditch," it further read.

However, in conversation with Prasar Bharati, Ankur Sharma said that he has never given such a statement to WSJ. "I never gave such a statement to Wall Street Journal. This is a ploy to defame my brother and my family. Wall Street Journal is lying," he said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ankit Sharma, a resident of Khajuri Khas locality of northeast Delhi, was working as a security assistant in the IB since 2017. After returning home from the office, Sharma went out to assess the situation and was confronted by a violent mob that beat him up and stabbed to death.

Ankit Sharma's body was recovered from a ditch in Chand Bagh. After the post mortem examination, it was revealed that he was stabbed over 400 times.

"Autopsy of IB officer Ankit Sharma states he was stabbed more than 400 times. He had stab wounds all over body," NDTV reporter said in a tweet.

The forensic doctors said that his body was mutilated and his intestines were ripped apart by his murderers.

AAP councillor Tahir Hussain has been booked for his role in the riots and killing of IB staffer Ankit Sharma. "The killer is Hussain. In a video, he can be seen with the masked boys carrying sticks, stones, bullets and petrol bombs. He was constantly talking to Kejriwal and AAP leaders," said BJP leader Kapil Mishra.

The police have sealed Hussain's house and factory, the roof of which was allegedly used to hurl stones.

After the accusation, The Aam Aadmi Party has even suspended Tahir Hussain from the party.

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