On 6th of January, veteran actor Om Puri passed away and was found dead at his Mumbai house on Friday morning. He was 66. It was reported that his friends from the film fraternity confirmed that the actor succumbed to a major heart attack. Although the actor was recently criticised for his anti-army statements, people from all walks of life condoled the death of the legendary actor.
On Saturday however, the police registered an ‘Accidental Death Report’ (ADR) in connection with the actor’s death. Puri had sustained an injury, caused apparently when he collapsed to the floor after the heart attack. A senior police officer said that since he was alone at his house at the time of death and sustained an injury, Oshiwara police registered an ADR as per routine procedure and that as of now there was nothing suspicious about the actor’s death.
However, Pakistani media had other ideas. Pakistanis have multiple reasons to feel a connect with Puri, owing to him playing many Pakistani characters and having visited the country several times to participate in film festivals and other events.
While Puri is loved in Pakistan, there is an Indian who is hated by Pakistanis: Indian NSA Ajit Doval. Anything bad happening is quickly blamed on Doval. In 2015, Pakistanis trended a hashtag “#DovalRunningISIS” and even blamed the emergence of ISIS flags in Kashmir on Doval.
Combine their love for Puri and hate for Doval and you get an amazing story. Picking up from the police investigation into Om Puri’s death, Pakistani media went full retard and came up with an amazing theory:
Two Raw agents named Rajesh and Kalveer, under the instructions of RAW and Ajit Doval, with the coordination of Shiv Sena, RSS and Defence Minister Parrikar, entered Puri’s house in the wee hours of the morning at around 3.30 am and killed him by smothering him with a pillow and strangling his neck.
The same anchor, who in the upper clip has also claimed that Arnab Goswami was earlier a singer who became a journalist, in another show made further startling “revelations”:
One week before the murder, Ajit Doval had called Om Puri to Delhi, where Doval proceeded to profusely abuse Puri. Doval then instructed Puri to go to the village of a martyred BSF soldier in Uttar Pradesh. Puri was told to fake a “crying scene” here to mourn the death of this soldier, to repent for his sins of abusing the army.
He was probably referring to the time when Om Puri visited the Etawah residence of BSF jawan Nitin Yadav, who was martyred in the Baramulla attack, and took part in a ‘hawan’ ceremony organised for the departed soul. That incident though happened on 19 October 2016, more than 2 months before Puri’s death, and not “one week” as claimed by the Pakistani anchor.
This “breaking news” was covered by a Pakistani politician and broadcaster Aamir Liaquat Hussain who was once considered as Musharraf’s blue-eyed boy. Hussain is a semi-disgraced figure in Pakistan, with reports suggesting that Hussain had purchased fake University degrees to contest the 2002 general election. Even Pakistan’s own Dawn.com had mocked this “Islamic evangelist” Hussain for once propagating a theory that the Pakistani cricket team was floundering because their shoes had “green” soles, because green is the colour of Islam and also of Pakistan’s national flag.
We wish Hussain all the best in his fantastic conspiracy theories which we are sure, will provide plenty of laughs to people from all over the world for years to come. Move over Zaid Hamid, you have competition.