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A scripted video is falsely shared as the real incident of a young girl rescuing a pregnant woman


A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the real CCTV footage of a young girl rescuing a pregnant woman. This video shows an auto-rickshaw driver requesting commuters to help a pregnant woman who is in pain and sitting inside his auto-rickshaw. After several attempts, a BMW car stops at the auto-driver’s request and a young girl is seen coming out from the car. The young girl gave water to the pregnant woman and was seen rescuing her by taking her to a hospital. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

      The archived version of the post can be seen here

Claim: Video footage showing a young girl rescuing a pregnant woman.

Fact: The video shared in the post is a scripted one. This video was published on the Facebook page of Jammu & Kashmir Peace Foundation. The main motive of the video was to inculcate humanity among children and in society. The visuals in the video do not show a real incident. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a video with similar visuals was found published on the Jammu & Kashmir Peace Foundation Facebook page on 06 December 2021. The description of the video stated it as a scripted drama created to motivate humanity among children and people in society. They clearly described that their Facebook page features scripted dramas and parodies for entertainment and educational purposes.

Also, this Facebook post recommend viewers visit the ‘LOBO 619’ Facebook page for similar scripted videos. Similar educational and awareness videos were found published on the ‘LOBO 619’ Facebook page. They can be seen here and here. Mohammad Khayyum, popularly known as Lobo is a comedy artist from Hyderabad, Telangana.

Earlier, when a similar awareness video on tackling sexual harassment went viral with a communal narrative, FACTLY published a fact-check article debunking that claim. It can be seen here.

To sum it up, a scripted video is falsely shared as the real incident of a young girl rescuing a pregnant woman.


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