Below we will explain to our readers what helped Wikipedia come out with the news of the demise of Late Bollywood Actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, much before it happened. Sushant’s fanbase has been tweeting that Sushant Singh Rajput’s Wikipedia page was updated much before the actor’s demise on June 14, 2020, the very day he committed suicide. His unexpected demise came as a shock to his fans, who have been suspecting the actor was murdered. To prove their point, they quoted that Wikipedia had revealed the actor’s death much before it happened as Sushant’s body was discovered by Mumbai police at 12.30 pm.
But is there any truth in these claims? Let us have a closer look at it.
The Wikipedia page was updated with the news of Sushant’s death at 8.59 am, a minute before Sushant spoke to his sister on the phone. The actor reportedly had a glass of juice at 10 pm and then locked himself in his room. That left a large section of his fans wondering who was able to predict Sushant’s death hours much before the actor was found dead. Have a look at some of the tweets questioning the same:
The Wikipedia page that had information on Sushant was indeed updated at 9 am, like mentioned in the tweets, but there is a crucial detail which the fans ignored, in the hurry of finding the person responsible for his death. Wikipedia, in normal practice, updates information on its portal, according to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is approximately 5.30 hours behind the Indian Standard Time (IST).
Therefore, if the Wikipedia page was updated at 9 am UTC, the page was updated around 2.29 pm IST, which is when the news of Sushant’s demise came out in public.
Sushant was found hanging in his Bandra home on Sunday, June 14, 2020. He did not leave any suicide note, which is normal in most suicide cases, due to which his death is being investigated by Mumbai Police.