A video accompanying a post is being widely shared on social media claiming that a pregnant cow was killed by a Muslim driving a tractor. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a Muslim tractor driver killing a pregnant cow.
Fact: News articles and the FIR copy related to the incident in Sarkanda police station area of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, confirm that the name of the tractor owner is Sonu Yadav, and the name of the tractor driver is Ishwar Dhruv. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When reverse image search was done on the screenshots of the video, a news article published by ‘News18’ was found in the results. This article was published on 07 June 2021, and says that a drunkard killed a cow by crushing it with a tractor in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. Sarkanda Police has arrested the killer accused within a few hours. The name of the tractor owner is Sonu Yadav and the name of the tractor driver is Ishwar Dhruv. This entire incident happened in the Sarkanda police station area of Bilaspur and has been recorded in a nearby CCTV, according to the news article. According to an ETV Bharat news article, the tractor deliberately crushed a pregnant cow sitting on the road and it died on the spot.
Taking a cue from the news articles that this incident happened in Sarkanda police station area, Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, we found the FIR copy of the incident online which can be seen here. The FIR also confirms that the name of the accused is ‘Ishwar Dhruv’.
To sum it up, the tractor driver who ran over a cow in this video in Bilaspur is falsely given a Muslim identity.