A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows Doctor Islam Mohammad raping an unconscious pregnant woman in the operation theatre. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video shows Doctor Islam Mohammad raping an unconscious pregnant woman in the operation theatre.
Fact: While the incident is true, the name of the accused is not Doctor Islam Mohammad. He is Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, a Brazilian anaesthetist. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, many articles with similar visuals were found in the search results. In one of the articles, it can be read that the person seen in the viral video is “Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, a 32 year old Brazilian anaesthetist who has been accused of raping a woman during a C-section and is believed to have been involved in five similar incidents”.
Many other reputable news agencies have also reported on the incident. Some of those articles can be read here, here, and here. They also reported the same – “The accused has been identified as Dr Giovanni Quintella Bezerra who orally raped a woman after heavily sedating her in the hospital in Rio de Janeiro.”
To sum it up, the person accused of sexually assaulting a woman in this video is Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, not Islam Mohammad.