A post with a video of police lathi charge on a procession is being widely shared on social media with the claim that the lathi charge happened in Bengal during a Durga pooja procession as the devotees violated the social distancing norms. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of police lathi charge on devotees during a Durga pooja procession in Bengal as they violated the social distancing norms.
Fact: The video is actually of a lathi charge by police on a Durga idol immersion procession in Munger, Bihar. This video has nothing to do with West Bengal. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Google search with relevant key words led us to a news article dated 27 October 2020 which carried an image similar to the visuals of the video in the post. According to the article, during a Durga Idol immersion procession in Munger, Bihar the police resorted to lathi-charge when few members of the procession started pelting stones at the police.
Further search led us to a news video which reported the same incident. Even this video confirms that the incident took place in Bihar. Few other news articles reporting this incident can be read here and here.
To sum it up, this video has nothing to do with Bengal.