A video of a mob destroying a railway station is being widely shared on Facebook with the claim that the incident took place in India. Let’s analyze the authenticity of the claim.
Claim: Video of a mob destroying a railway station in India.
Fact: The video shows a mob destroying ‘Brahmanbaria railway station’ in Bangladesh. So, the claim is FALSE.
In the video, at one point, the name board of the railway station can be spotted. The text on it is in Bengali; its English translation is ‘Brahmanbaria’.
When searched on Google with the text ‘Brahmanbaria railway station vandalised’, an article of ‘The Observer’ was found in the search results. From that article, it was found that, in 2016, few students of a madrasa have destroyed the furniture, machinery and other accessories at Brahmanbaria railway station in Bangladesh and it has caused a considerable loss to the station. The same can also be read in the news report of ‘The Daily Star’.
To summarize, a video of a mob destroying a railway station in ‘Bangladesh’ is being shared as that of ‘India’.
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