reply to post by davespanners
I see separate issues in the OP:
1.) No one seems to have "gotten it" that Sunil Tripathi was NOT Muslim. He was Hindu.
These religions are not connected at all.
Hinduism (India) is thousands & thousands of years old.
Islam (Arabia) is about 1400 years old. Muslims kill Hindus.
The names Sunil Tripathi are derived from Sanskrit (Hindi). Sunil means "deep dark blue" -- usually connected to the Hindu god, Shiva. Sometimes
associated with Krishna, the 8th Avatar of the Hindu god, Vishnu.
Tripathi means "one who has studied the 3 Vedas (Hinduism)."
I'm reminded of that idiot who killed Sikhs at their temple because he thought they were Muslims.
2.) Sunil Tripathi was last seen on 15 March 2013. It's not certain WHEN or HOW he died. His body was so decayed it could not be visually identified
-- they had to use dental records.
3.) Someone on Twitter (or some other social media) mistook one of the Boston bombers photos for Sunil Tripathi.
4.) Sunil Tripathi's family must be going thru hell. Not only was their son misidentified as a possible Boston bomber on social media, but now they
know their missing son is dead.
Losing a son, is huge for anyone, but especially for a Hindu family -- a son who managed to get into Brown U (Ivy League -- this is the same
university JFK, Jr. attended). Hopes for a bright future dashed.
5.) The irresponsibility of social media in their wild speculations. But that's the nature of the beast. Unless you want all social media moderated.
Then you would have complaints of censorship.
Personally, I'm very curious about what happened to Sunil Tripathi. More tragedy.