A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows a train torched in Secunderabad (Telangana) by the people protesting the Agnipath scheme for armed forces. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video shows a train torched in Secunderabad (Telangana) by the people protesting the Agnipath scheme.
Fact: While it is true that a train has been torched at the Secunderabad railway station in Telangana, the posted visuals are from Bihar. So, the video is not related to Secunderabad. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, many similar visuals were found in the search results. It was found that ‘IYC Telangana’. ‘India Today’ also used the same visuals while writing about the Secunderabad incident.
However, ‘ANI’ has published the same visuals as related to Luckeesarai Junction in Bihar’s Lakhisarai district. The tweet made by ‘ANI’ on the incident can be seen here.
Many other news agencies have posted multiple other visuals of that railway station in Bihar. Some of them can be seen here, here, here, here, and here. Also, the ‘Lakhisarai khabar’ Facebook page has posted multiple videos from that place. So, the posted video is from Bihar.
However, it is true that a train has been torched at the Secunderabad railway station in Telangana. The actual visuals of the Secunderabad incident can be seen here.
To sum it up, a video of a train torched in Bihar is being shared as visuals from Secunderabad in Telangana.