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Fact Check: This video of child killed in road accident viral With fake claim

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: November 13, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News). A video of deceased child is viral on social media with a claim that she was raped and murdered in Aligarh.

Vishvas News investigation revealed the claim is fake. The girl died in a road accident. The claim about rape and murder is fake.

Claim

Facebook user Ankit Ambedkar uploaded a video on 7 November writing, “Tejvir Prajapati’s 3-year-old girl was raped and killed in #Aligarh…”

The archived version of the post can be seen here .

Investigation

We first uploaded the viral video to the InVID tool and extracted keyframes. We searched them on the Internet using Google reverse image search tool. We found a tweet posted by the Aligarh Police, clarifying that the three-year-old girl in the video had died due to an accident. The tweet states, “Please do not confuse without knowing the truth… The girl died due to injuries suffered in a road accident…case is registered in the Akrabad police station.” The tweet clarifies that there was no rape as claimed in the viral post.

Aligarh Police had also posted a tweet on 8 November, in which SP Crime can be seen in a video saying, “Viral post on social media about the death of a 3-year-old girl in a road accident under Akarabad police jurisdiction is misleading / unfounded / is factless.”

Apart from this, we also found a video statement by the deceased girl’s mother in a tweet from Aligarh Police. She can be heard saying that her daughter died due to an accident.

https://twitter.com/Prahaladverma7/status/1325130987731218432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1325333611667599360%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vishvasnews.com%2Fviral%2Ffact-check-video-of-road-accident-victime-is-being-viral-with-false-claim%2F

Vishvas News contacted Aligarh SP Crime Arvind Kumar for further confirmation.  “An explanation has already been issued in this regard. The girl died in a road accident. The claim of rape is completely false,” said Kumar.

Facebook user Ankit Ambedkar, who shared the viral picture hails from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.

Conclusion: The viral post is fake. The girl in the video is an accident victim.

  • Claim Review : Tejvir Prajapati's 3-year-old girl was raped and killed in #Aligarh
  • Claimed By : Facebook user Ankit Ambedkar
  • Fact Check : False
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