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Old report about Raj Thackery’s wife getting injured due to dog bite is being shared without any context

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A social media post accompanying a news report of MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s wife Sharmila getting badly injured, after their pet bit her face is being widely circulated as if it is a recent incident. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Recent news report of Raj Thackery’s wife bitten by their pet dog.

Fact: This is an old news that dates back to 2015, when Raj Thackery’s wife Sharmila was bitten by their pet dog after she accidentally stepped on her. She had received 65 stitches and she even had undergone an emergency surgery. The viral video is an excerpt of Aaj Tak’s report of the incident in 2015. This old report is now being shared without any context. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

While it is true that Raj Thackery’s wife was indeed bitten by their pet dog, the incident is about seven years old. Google search with relevant keywords yielded multiple news reports which reported the incident back in 2015 (here & here).

As per these reports, Thackery’s wife Sharmila was bitten by their pet dog after she accidentally stepped on the dog. The injury was so bad, that Sharmila had received 65 stitches and in fact, she even had undergone emergency surgery.

The news report shared in the viral post is an excerpt of Aaj Tak’s report on this incident back in 2015. However, this report is now being shared without any context. Raj Thackery is in the news recently protesting against the use of loudspeakers at Mosques.

To sum it up, an old news report about Raj Thackery’s wife getting injured due to a dog bite is being shared without any context.

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