There have been rumours floating all over the social media of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim dying of novel coronavirus. The details of which were first shared by NewsX, which quoted its sources saying that Ibrahim had passed away due to COVID-19 in Karachi, Pakistan.
On Friday, it was reported that Dawood and his wife has tested positive for coronavirus and they were admitted to the Army Hospital in Karachi.
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However, refuting the claims, Dawood’s brother Anees Ibrahim said that the underworld don and the entire family are not affected by the virus. Speaking to news agency, Anees said, “Bhai (Dawood) is fine and Shakeel is also fine. No one has tested positive for coronavirus. No one from our family is admitted in the hospital.”
Here’s how netizens shared the unverified news:
Terrorist and underworld Don #DawoodIbrahim reported dead due to Covid19 and Lung disease in Karachi hospital. Waiting for confirmation!
— ʜɪᴛᴀʀᴛʜ (ᴍᴀʀᴄᴏ)🇮🇳 (@warrior_hits) June 5, 2020
Dawood Ibraahim died in Karachi – Pakistan
— #PseudoDemocracy (@MediaMainstage) June 6, 2020
— P P HEGDE, ADVOCATE (@advocatepphegde) June 6, 2020
#DaWood already suffering from Kidney Related Disease and He’s 64.
According to News Reports,#DawoodIbrahim has tested #COVIDー19 Positive.
Is there any hope, or we should invite coffin boys? pic.twitter.com/s8BMZ1z3Jy
— Deapak Pandey 🇮🇳 (@07deap) June 5, 2020
For those unaware, Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is believed to be staying in Karachi and is accused in numerous cases of cross border crimes including the serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993. For years, Islamabad has frequently denied Dawood and his family’s presence in Pakistan.