Video of a man brutally thrashing a child is being widely shared on social media. The post claims that the video is from the Rajasthan’s Jalore district, on drinking water from the pot of Rajput teacher Chail Singh, a Dalit student Indra Meghwal was thrashed to death. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a teacher mercilessly beating a Dalit child in Rajasthan for drinking water from from a pot.
Fact: This video is from an incident that took place in Patna, Bihar. Chhotu, working as a tutor in a private tuition centre brutally thrashed a child. According to the owner of tuition centre, he did this because he is suffering from High blood pressure. Police filed an FIR and launched investigation. This video is not related to the Rajasthan incident where a Dalit child was allegedly beaten to death by a teacher. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING
FACTLY already fact-checked this video and published an article on 06 July 2022. According to this article, the incident took place in Patna, Bihar. Chhotu, working as a tutor in a tuition centre brutally thrashed a child. The owner of the tuition centre said Chhotu did this because he suffers from high blood pressure. Police filed an FIR and launched investigation.
However, we searched the internet for details of the Rajasthan incident using the keywords from the claim made in the post and found several news reports regarding the incident. They can be read here, here and here.
According to these reports, the incident took place at a private school, Saraswathi Vidya Mandir, in Surana village of Jalore district of Rajsthan on 20 July 2022. When a 9-year-old class-III student, Indra Meghwal, drank water from an earthen pot which was allegedly reserved for teachers belonging to higher castes, the teacher noticed it and brutally assaulted the boy.
The boy died on 13 August 2022 while undergoing treatment in Ahmedabad. A case was registered under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at the Sayla police station. The FIR copy can be seen here.
To sum it up, these visuals of a man brutally thrashing a child are not related to recent incident from Rajasthan’s Jalore district.