The Sydney Morning Herald apologises for using incorrect image of alleged nail-gun shooter

Nine’s The Sydney Morning Herald has apologised after using an image of the wrong man in a story about an altercation between a woman and her stepson, which allegedly ended in him shooting her with a nail gun.

The story appeared in yesterday’s print edition and online, and featured a picture of the wrong Akaash Narayan.

The apology at the bottom of page two in today’s paper

In today’s print edition of The Sydney Morning Herald, the apology ran on page two. The story has also been updated online, and now simply includes an image of the alleged victim of the attack, Ragni Narayan, sourced from Facebook.

The front page of today’s The Sydney Morning Herald

“In yesterday’s Herald, a story titled ‘Woman allegedly shot with nail gun by her stepson’ included a photograph that was purportedly of the stepson,” the print apology said today. “That photo was of the wrong person. The man pictured had no involvement in the incident. We unreservedly apologise to the man pictured for the hurt and embarrassment caused.”


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