A video is being shared on Facebook with a claim that the person being beaten up by a crowd in the video is CPI leader, Kanhaiya Kumar. Let’s try to analyze the authenticity of the claim made in the post.
Claim: A video of CPI leader, Kanhaiya Kumar being beaten up by a crowd.
Fact: The person who was being beaten up by the crowd is not Kanhaiya Kumar, his name is Chandan Kumar. He was thrashed by the crowd as he had thrown a chappal at Kanhaiya Kumar when he was giving a speech at Lakhisarai, Bihar. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Since the posted video has ‘Kashish News’ logo on it, when searched for that video on their channel’s youtube account, the original video was found. From the title of the video, it is understood that a person was beaten up by the crowd when he tried to obstruct Kanhaiya’s speech at Lakhisarai (Bihar). In another video of the same event, it can be seen that Kanhaiya Kumar wore a ‘blue’ shirt, while the person who obstructed the speech and got beaten up by the crowd wore an ‘orange’ shirt. According to the article of ‘Dainik Bhaskar’, when Kanhaiya Kumar was giving a speech at an event in Lakhisarai, a person named Chandan Kumar had thrown a chappal on the stage who as a result was beaten up by the crowd around him.
To summarize, the person who was being beaten up by the crowd in the video is not Kanhaiya Kumar.
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