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A video from Egypt is falsely shared as Muslim men kidnapping Hindu girls in Bengaluru


A video of two girls getting abducted from an elevator is doing the rounds on social media claiming that Muslim men were seen kidnapping Hindu girls in Bengaluru recently. This article aims to verify the authenticity of this claim.

Claim: Video of two Hindu girls getting kidnapped by Muslim men in an elevator in Bengaluru.

Fact: This video shows an incident that actually took place in Cairo, Egypt. Reportedly, the father of the two girls was involved in the drugging and kidnapping of them. Later, he fled the country with one of the girls. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.

To check the veracity of the viral claim, we performed a keyword search on the internet, leading us to news reports (here and here) from December 2023, which contained a screenshot of the viral clip. 

Reportedly, owing to some family disputes, a father took help from two of his friends to drug and kidnap his two daughters in an elevator. After this, he fled the country with one of his daughters. This video went viral on social media last month and has nothing to do with Bengaluru or has no communal angle as claimed.

To sum up, a video of a kidnapping incident in Cairo, Egypt, is falsely shared as one from Bangalore, India.


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