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No, This Video is Not Related to Delhi Violence. Here’s a Fact Check  

Claim:

Muslims are being buried alive in India

 

 

Verification:

A 1 minute 40 second long video, claiming that Muslims are being buried alive in India, is doing the rounds on social media . In the disturbing video, a man can be seen burying a woman and a child.

 

 

Nazir Ahmed , Pakistan origin British Member of Parliament also shared the viral video on his official Twitter handle. His tweet reads, “Warring: horrific video of a mother and Child buried alive in India by fascist. Thank God he has recovered (sic).”The tweet garnered more than one lakh views. However later on, he deleted the tweet.

 

 

 

Notably, we found that the same video was also shared on Facebook here and here; on YouTube here ; and on Twitter here and here alongside a different claim.

 

Fact Check:

 

With help of the relevant keywords search, we found a report published on January 31, 2020 by eisaytimes.indiatimes.com with title “’The young man murdered his wife and children”. According to the report, the incident happened in West Bengal’s North Dinajpur. As per the report, a man named– Akbar Ali allegedly murdered his wife and their one month old child and buried their bodies.

 

Ali buried the dead bodies near his residence, which were exhumed in the presence of a magistrate. The bodies were sent to Islamapur Hospital morgue for autopsy. The enraged locals vandalized Ali’s house. However, he managed to escape and fled from the village.

 

 

 

During our search, we also found a media report by News18Bangla and Mahanagar24x7 Bengali which carried out the same report of the incident that happened in West Bengal’s North Dinajpur.

 

 

Conclusion:

 

Newschecker fact checked the claim and found that the viral video is from West Bengal’s North Dinajpur and is being shared by several social media users adding communal angle to the incident. We found that there is no communal angle to the incident and is being shared on social media with misleading claims.

 

Sources

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Result: Misleading

 

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Shaminder Singh
Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

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