A video is being shared on social media claiming it is the recent visuals of a teacher assaulting a Muslim student for performing Namaz in an educational institution in China. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent video of a Muslim student being assaulted for performing Namaz prayers in an educational institution in China.
Fact: The video shared in the post shows an old incident that took place in the Samut Sakhon province of Thailand. The video shows a worker of a debt collection company being subjected to a harsh assault by his higher authority due to their failure in collecting money from a customer within the designated timeframe. The victim was not assaulted for performing Namaz and the video has nothing to do with China. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the screenshots shared in the post, a video showing similar visuals was found published by the “Story This Morning” news channel on 03 December 2020. This news channel reported it is the visuals of a subordinate of a debt collection company being brutally assaulted by his superior in Samut Sakhon City in Thailand.
Reporting the complete details of the incident, several news websites published articles in 2020. They can be seen here, here, and here. According to reports, the victim was allegedly assaulted by his superior authority for failing to collect money from a customer within the specified timeframe. Additionally, the victim was accused of manipulating customer accounts by transferring funds from other customers into the account of the customer who was unable to make the payment. The incident reportedly took place in January 2020 at the T.M.N. Group Co. Ltd company branch in the Samut Sakhon province of Thailand. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be inferred that the video shared in the post originates from Thailand, not from China. Furthermore, it can be concluded that the victim in the video was not subjected to an assault for performing Namaz.
To sum it up, an old video from Thailand is shared as the visuals of a Muslim student being brutally assaulted for offering Namaz in an institute in China.