Indian media claims Dawood Ibrahim dies of coronavirus

Indian media reports have claimed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has succumbed to COVID-19. However, this news has not been confirmed yet.

According to an Indian news channel ‘News X’, Dawood Ibrahim has died of coronavirus in Karachi. The channel further claimed that underworld don died in Liaquat National Hospital Karachi. Apart from the news channel, social media has also been abuzz with the same.

“Dawood Ibrahim dies of COVID-19 in Karachi,” tweeted a news channel quoting sources.

Earlier on Friday, there were rumours that Dawood Ibrahim and his wife have been tested positive for coronavirus and are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Pakistan.

Notably, Dawood’s brother Anees Ibrahim had clarified that the Ibrahim couple are doing well and none of their family members have been tested positive for COVID-19.

Anees said that though coronavirus is a dreaded pandemic, his brother Dawood and the entire family was not affected by it and are putting up at their home. “Bhai (Dawood) is fine and Shakeel is also fine. No one has tested positive for coronavirus. No one from our family is admitted in hospital.”

On several occasions, Dawood has been claimed dead/captured by various unverified sources over the years. Born in Mumbai’s Dongri, Dawood is currently believed to be residing in Karachi. He is accused of 1993 Bombay blasts and has several Interpol notices against him. Dawood was designated as a global terrorist in 2003 by India and the United States.

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