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Viral Video Of Man Thrashing Infant Is From Turkey, Not Hyderabad

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim
Hyderabad man brutally thrashes infant daughter as he wanted a son.

Fact
Video dates back to December 2021, incident happened in Turkey.

A disturbing video showing a man brutally thrashing an infant has gone viral on social media with users claiming the incident to be from Hyderabad. According to the claims, the man was seen venting his anger on his daughter as he had wanted a son.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact Check

Newschecker first ran a keyword search for “Hyderabad man thrashes daughter”, which did not lead us to any credible news reports about such an incident.

We then ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this report from a Turkey-based media outlet, A Haber, dated December 2, 2021, featuring screengrabs of the viral video. According to the report, translated from Turkish, the man thrashed his three-month-old son when the mother had gone out, however, she had secretly filmed the assault before approaching the police and getting her son admitted in the hospital. The incident happened in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Similar media reports, seen here and here, confirmed that the incident happened in the Şahinbey district of Gaziantep with authorities stating that the father was arrested. “The abuse ended only when the mother finally returned home and snatched their baby from the hands of the beast. The child was taken to the hospital with cerebral haemorrhage, while his father was arrested,” according to the media reports.

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Conclusion

Old video of a Turkish man thrashing his three-month-old son falsely claimed an incident in Hyderabad.

Result: False

Source
A Haber report, December 2, 2021
Famagusta.news report, December 1, 2021


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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