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Old Video Of Brutal Murder In Brazil Falsely Shared As Manipur

Authors

Sabloo Thomas has worked as a special correspondent with the Deccan Chronicle from 2011 to December 2019. Post-Deccan Chronicle, he freelanced for various websites and worked in the capacity of a translator as well (English to Malayalam and Malayalam to English). He’s also worked with the New Indian Express as a reporter, senior reporter, and principal correspondent. He joined Express in 2001.

Kushel HM

Claim
Woman hacked to death in Manipur.

Fact
Video dates back to 2020, when a 23-year-old woman was kidnapped and murdered by a criminal group in Brazil.

A horrifying video of a young woman being hacked to death has gone viral on social media with the claim that it happened in Manipur, amid the ongoing violent clashes between ethnic groups. We received this video on our Whatsapp tipline (+91999949904), requesting it to be fact-checked.

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Fact Check

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this tweet, dated September, 20. The caption, written in Bosnian, read, “Unfortunately, very few people know about this case. So I have to share this with you. The video shows Thália Torres de Souza, a 23-year-old girl from Brazil who was kidnapped and brutally murdered.”

We then came across the video on a website, Documenting Reality, stating that the video is from Brazil and that it was uploaded on September 8, 2020.

A relevant keyword search led us to this September 1, 2020 report by Portuguese news outlet Cn7. The report stated that Thália Torres de Souza was kidnapped and killed by members of a criminal organisation in Fortaleza, which is in the Brazilian state of Ceará. 17 women were killed in Ceará in August, and 226 had already been killed that year, stated the article. A similar article by another media outlet, dated September 2, 2020, shows a photo of the victim.

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Conclusion

An old video of a Brazilian woman being brutally killed by a criminal group is being falsely claimed to have taken place in Manipur.

Result: False

Sources
Tweet by Fallen Angel on September 17,2020
Video in Documenting Reality on September 8,2020
News report in Cn7 on September 1,2020
News report in Sobralagora on September 2,2020


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Authors

Sabloo Thomas has worked as a special correspondent with the Deccan Chronicle from 2011 to December 2019. Post-Deccan Chronicle, he freelanced for various websites and worked in the capacity of a translator as well (English to Malayalam and Malayalam to English). He’s also worked with the New Indian Express as a reporter, senior reporter, and principal correspondent. He joined Express in 2001.

Kushel HM

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