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This video of a sadhu being assaulted by a man is falsely shared with a communal narrative

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A video through a post is being widely shared on social media claiming that a Sadhu’s hair was cut and was beaten by a Muslim youth in Kandwa. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.

Claim: Video of a Sadhu beaten up by a Muslim youth in Kandwa, MP.

Fact: The man who assaulted the Sadhu in the video was identified as Praveen Gaur; the accused is not a Muslim. Praveen Gaur, who is the son of a hotelier, dragged a Sadhu to a hair salon and cut his hair in Madhya Pradesh’s Kandwa. The accused assaulted and abused the Sadhu after they got into an argument when the Sadhu was asking for alms. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When reverse image search is done on the screenshots of the video, a video with similar visuals was found in Hindustan Times. According to the news report by HT, the man who assaulted the Sadhu was identified as Praveen Gaur. The accused had been detained, and nowhere in the article was it mentioned that the accused was a Muslim.

Praveen Gaur, who is the son of a hotelier, dragged a Sadhu to a hair salon and cut his hair in Madhya Pradesh’s Kandwa. The accused assaulted and abused the Sadhu after the Sadhu got into an argument with him when he was asking for alms. The incident is reported to have occurred in MP’s Patajan village recently; the video had gone viral on social media.

To sum it up, this video of a Sadhu being assaulted by a man is falsely shared with a communal narrative.

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