A TikTok star has been accused of faking his death in a bid to gain more followers.
Adil Rajput and his wife were blasted by angry fans after a video was posted to his account by his wife, claiming he had died in a car accident.
Within a day she released another video stating he was in fact alive – causing TikTokers to accuse the duo of “creating a fake story for fame.”
The popular influencer, from Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, supposedly “died” following a car crash on September 15 according to his wife, who took to the app to share the devastating news to his 2.9 million followers.
While crying, she said she had received a call saying her husband had been involved in a car crash and died, she said: “Adil is no longer with us.”
Following this, the video went viral and fans gathered outside his house to pay their respects.
Local mosques also made the announcement of his death after the news was shared, according to Geo.TV.
However, the social media star was “found alive” in his home shortly after, causing fans to fume, reports the local news outlet.
His wife then posted another video on the video-sharing app and said: “Allah has granted another life to Adil (Rajput). Adnan called again and said that Adil had fainted, and he thought he had died.”
But fans were not convinced that it was just a “misunderstanding” and took to social media to voice their anger.
One user said: “I swear I didn’t know about this man, but after his fake death news for publicity and fake fame, I realised that TikTokers are only junk.”
Another said: “What a mean and pathetic way to gain followers! That’s the wrong and unethical use of social media.”
Adil Rajput’s name was trending at number two on Twitter, to which fans said he had “got what he wanted.”
One person tweeted: “Trending, getting fame… That’s all they want. Shameless.”