Video of an elderly man standing behind the bars and admitting that he sexually assaulted his own daughter is being widely shared on social media platforms claiming that he is an Indian Muslim. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a 60-year-old Indian Muslim admitting that he sexually assaulted his daughter.
Fact: According to the media reports, the accused Mustaq Ahmed, a resident of Pakistan’s Karachi, sexually assaulted his adult daughter while her husband was out for work. Upon his daughter’s complaint, he was arrested. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
In the viral video, the man said he is a resident of ‘Shah Town’. So, we searched for it and found that this area is in Karachi, Pakistan. Taking a cue from this, we searched for news reports regarding this issue and found the same video uploaded by ‘4News Pakistan’ Facebook page on 21 October 2022.
A Facebook video posted by ‘City News HD Plus’ page on 22 October reports this incident briefly at the end of the bulletin.
According to these media reports, the accused, Mustaq Ahmed sexually assaulted his daughter while her husband was out for work. He then threatened his daughter to remain silent on this issue but eventually she lodged a complaint and Mustaq was put behind the bars.
To sum it up, video of an elderly man admitting his heinous crime is from Pakistan, not India