While most of India had watched on with horror as Shahrukh Pathan had fired 8 rounds at crowded Delhi streets, and had pointed a gun at a defenceless Delhi cop, he seems to have also earned his share of fans.
Ever since being arrested by the Delhi Police yesterday, Delhi shooter Shahrukh has been receiving messages of support on his TikTok profile. Shahrukh had joined TikTok a couple of years ago, and has a handful of videos showing his smoking hookah and working out. Now these videos are being rediscovered by some people, who’ve been heaping praise on the shooter.
“Sach me Dil hi jeet liya bhai tumne to (Bro you’ve won my heart),” wrote TikTok user junaidbaig21. “Bhai zindabad,” wrote another user. “Real Shaerukh khan bro salute you,” wrote user wasimshaikh423. “Shahrukh bhai our hero. We support Shahrukh,” wrote amanperfect. “Masha allah,” commented user junaidbaig221. “Shahrukh bhai, love you,” wrote user sammalik770.
Shahrukh had hit national headlines after he’d brandished a gun during the riots in Delhi. After firing 8 rounds, he’d then approached a police officer, who’d bravely stared him down. Shahrukh had then fired his gun close to the officer and left the scene. As the video of the interaction went viral, Shahrukh absconded, before being arrested by the Delhi Police from Shamli in Uttar Pradesh.
Since his arrest, certain media portals have drawn attention to his TikTok profile. The Print wrote an article where it called Shahrukh an aspiring model and a TikTok buff. NDTV India also made a compilation of his TikTok videos.