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Fact Check: Video of a girl being thrashed due to love affair going viral with fake claim

Vishvas News investigated and found the claim to be fake. The incident seen in the video is of Ghatbori village of Bagh police station area located in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The girl seen in the video eloped with a boy due to a love affair, after which the community members from the girl’s side thrashed her violently.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: April 4, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): In a video viral on social media, some people can be seen thrashing a girl. It is being claimed that a Dalit girl defecated in the farm belonging to the people of the upper community and the upper caste people thrashed her with the baton.

Vishvas News investigated and found the claim to be fake. The incident seen in the video is of Ghatbori village of Bagh police station area located in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The girl seen in the video eloped with a boy due to a love affair, after which the community members from the girl’s side thrashed her violently.

Claim

In the viral video, some people can be seen thrashing a girl violently. It is being claimed that, “This is a viral video. I do not know where this girl should get justice. Spread it so much that the media and to those who recite slogan of rescue daughters. And seeing this, the culprit should get severe punishment, the crime is only that the girl belongs to the Harijan society had gone to defecate in their gold farm.”

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Investigation

We searched the keyframes of this viral video on the Internet using the Google reverse image search tool. We got a report regarding this video on the official YouTube channel of TV9 Bharatvarsh posted on July 1, 2019. The description with the video read, “A very serious case has come out in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, where a tribal girl has been sentenced to love.” A tribal girl from Dhar district was brutally beaten up by her family with banton because she fell in love with a Dalit youth and went against her family.”

The screenshot of the viral video can also be seen in Aaj Tak report. “A tribal girl from Dhar district was brutally beaten by her family because she fell in love with a Dalit youth against the wishes of her family members,” the news reported. According to the news, the incident is of the Bagh police station area.

Vishvas News contacted the Bagh police station of Dhar district. We spoke to SI Amit Pokharia and he told us – “The girl seen in the video is from a tribal community who eloped with a boy from another community. After which the people of her community got angry and thrashed the girl. In this case, the police arrested 8 people under sections 307, 354. This video has nothing to do with defecation in the field.”

Social scanning of the user Ayan Bharati who shared the post revealed that he has 125 followers on Facebook.

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found the claim to be fake. The incident seen in the video is of Ghatbori village of Bagh police station area located in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The girl seen in the video eloped with a boy due to a love affair, after which the community members from the girl’s side thrashed her violently.

  • Claim Review : https://www.facebook.com/nareshpaswan966/posts/116769183823162
  • Claimed By : FB User Ayan Bharati
  • Fact Check : False
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