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Clip from an upcoming web series shared as real visuals of police personnel killing a couple

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A video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of a couple being shot dead by police personnel in broad daylight. This post claims it as a true incident that portrays the misuse of power by police. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

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Claim: Video of a couple being shot dead by a police officer.

Fact: This video clip of a person in police uniform shooting a couple in public is part of the shoot of an upcoming web series, that took place at Karnal city in Haryana. It is not a true incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of the screenshots shared in the video, a video with similar visuals is found in a tweet by a UP police officer, Rahul Srivastav. Rahul Srivastav clarified it as a video clip from a web series shooting in Karnal, Haryana. In the tweet, he stated that ‘On verification, it’s attributed to a web series shot outside ‘Friends CAFE’ in Karnal Haryana as per the manager of the cafe’. On searching for Karnal city ‘Friends CAFE’ on Google Maps, we found a similar view of the coffee shop in search results. Also, when the same video was shared on social media, UP Police through a tweet clarified it as the video clip from a web series.

Karnal Breaking News, a local media channel reported the complete details of this video on their Facebook page. In the video, Karnal SP Ganga Ram Punia reiterated that a scene shot for the web series is falsely shared on social media as a true incident. ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ published an article on  Karnal SP Ganga Ram Punia’s clarification on this viral footage.

BOOM, a fact-checking organisation independently contacted Vinay Kohad, the person who played the cop’s role in the viral footage. The clarification issued by Vinay Kohad could be found in the fact-check article published by BOOM. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is not a true incident.

To sum it up, a clip from an upcoming web series is being shared as real visuals of a couple being shot dead by a police officer.

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