A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the recent visuals of dead Christians in the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. This video shows a woman and her two children found hanging in their home. This post claim that the Taliban are going house to house and killing Christian families in Afghanistan. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a dead Christian family in the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Fact: This video shows an old incident that took place at Morbi city in Gujarat, India. The woman in the video killed her two daughters and committed suicide, suspecting her husband of an extra-marital affair. This video has nothing to do with the Taliban. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a photo with similar visuals was found in an article published by the ‘News-18 Gujarathi’ news website on 02 May 2020. This article reported that a woman strangled both her daughters and committed suicide in Gujarat. This incident reportedly took place at Morbi city in Gujarat.
When we searched for further details using these keywords, it is found out that ‘The Times of India’ had published an article by reporting the complete details of this incident. According to the article, Vishnu BC, a gym trainer was living with his wife Tulasi and his two daughters in a rented house in Ravipark society on Vavdi road in Morbi. On 02 May 2020, while Vishnu went up to the terrace for a workout, Tulasi strangled both her daughters and later committed suicide by choking herself. This article reported that Tulasi took this drastic step suspecting her husband of having an extra-marital affair. Reporting the same, the ABP Asmita news channel published a video on 02 May 2020.
Earlier, when a similar post was shared with a claim that the Taliban was about to execute 229 Christian missionaries in Afghanistan, FACTLY published a fact-check article. It can be seen here.
To sum it up, an old suicide incident video from Gujarat falsely shared as the visuals of a dead Christian family in the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.