A video showing a boy who was caught at a hotel in Haridwar’s Piran Kaliyar with a suitcase that had a dead girl stuffed inside, is going viral on social media platforms. Several social media users are sharing the video with the claim that a Muslim boy killed his Hindu partner and packed her in the suitcase in order to dispose the body. Newschecker found the viral claim to be misleading.
In the thirty-second-long video, a boy, who claims to be one ‘Aayan’, can be seen sitting next to a blue suitcase which has the dead body of a girl stuffed inside it. The man behind the camera filming the incident can be heard saying, “This boy has killed the girl and stuffed her body in the suitcase.”
Several Twitter users shared the video linking it to ‘Love Jihad’, and urging Hindus to “Wake Up” and “Save Your Daughters.”
The same video is doing the rounds on Facebook with the same communal claim that a Muslim boy killed Hindu girl in Piran Kaliyar.
The video is doing the rounds on Facebook with the same communal claim of a Muslim boy killed a Hindu girl in Piran Kaliyar.
Newschecker also received the same video on our WhatsApp tipline (+91-9999499044) requesting to be fact checked.
To verify the veracity of the claim that a Muslim boy killed Hindu girl in Piran Kaliyar, Newschecker conducted keyword search ‘Body of girl in suitcase in Piran Kaliyar,’ and found multiple reports on the incident.
According to a report by ETV Bharat, a boy identified as Guljeb, a resident of Ghosian Jwalapur, allegedly murdered his girlfriend after she refused to marry him. The report states, “He told the police during interrogation that the girl’s family members were against their marriage and his girlfriend accepted her family’s decision. Angered by this, the lover committed the murder of the girlfriend, put her body in a suitcase, and was going to throw the body in the gangnahar canal.”
A report by News18, that carried the image of the boy in the viral video, also identified the boy as ‘Guljeb’ who allegedly killed his girlfriend over her family’s disapproval for their marriage. The father of the deceased girl has been identified as ‘Rashid.’
According to a report by Jagran on the incident, the girl and boy were said to be distant relatives. It added that the duo were in a relationship for the past eight years.
However, no reports mentioned any communal angle in the incident.
Newschecker also contacted Kaliyar SO Dharmendra Rathi who dismissed the communal angle given to the incident. “The boy’s name is Guljeb. Both the boy and deceased belonged to Muslim community. There is no communal angle to it,” he told us. SO Rathi also told us that Guljeb and the girl were in a relationship and after the girl refused to marry him against her family’s agreement, over which he killed her.
Our fact check shows that the claim about Muslim boy killing a Hindu girl and stuffing her body in a suitcase is misleading. There is no ‘Love Jihad’ or communal angle in this matter.
Result: Misleading Content/Partly False
Telephonic Conversation With Kaliyar SO Dharmendra Rathi
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