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A man chopped off his friend’s head for speaking ill of his mother, not for raping his sister.

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A picture of a man carrying the head of another man is being shared on Facebook with the claim that the man in the photo chopped off the head of a rapist. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: In Chennai, a man chopped off the head of a rapist who raped his sister. Then he took that head to the police station    

Fact: The photo is real and the man in the photo chopped off the head of another man. But, the reason for that crime is not rape. The man chopped off the head of his friend who spoke ill of his mother. Also, the incident took place in the Mandya district of Karnataka, not in Chennai. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When the images in the post are run through Google Reverse Image Search, links to various articles with similar photos can be found in the search results. According to ‘The News Minute’ article, the photos were taken at Malavalli Police Station in Mandya district of Karnataka, not in Chennai. The accused chopped off the head of his friend in a fight which started when the victim spoke ill of the accused’s mother. So, the incident is not connected to any rape.

To sum it up, a man chopped off his friend’s head for speaking ill of his mother, not for raping his sister.

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