A post is being shared widely on social media with a claim that the video shows an attack on Muslims by Hindus at Baruasagar in Jhansi District (UP). The audio in the post narrates the story behind the visuals. While the video was uploaded six months back, it is being widely shared now and the post has received more than six thousand shares. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video shows Muslims thrashed by Hindus at Baruasagar in Jhansi District (UP).
Fact: The lady in the video was beaten up by her husband for questioning his extra-marital affair. The incident took place in Telangana, not in Uttar Pradesh. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, it was found that the lady in the video was beaten up by her husband for questing his extra-marital affair. The same video was uploaded by ‘The Times of India’ on YouTube with the title, “Caught on cam: Telangana Sub-Inspector beats wife, baby, mother-in-law”. Also, the incident took place in Telangana, not in Uttar Pradesh.
The same video was also previously shared with another claim. FACTLY’s fact-check article on that false claim can be read here.
To sum it up, a domestic violence incident from Telangana is being shared as a communal incident in UP.
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