Fact Check: Video Of Jahangirpuri, Delhi Shared As Beating Of Accused Of Ghaziabad Incident

A video is being viral on social media in which 3 people can be seen thrashed by dozens of people. It is being claimed that the people who had shaved the beard of the elderly in Loni were thrown out of the house and thrashed by the public. The viral claim is false.

Delhi   |   18 Jun 2021 1:48 PM GMT / Updated : 2021-06-18T20:15:27+05:30
Writer : Jakir Hassan | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Jakir Hassan
Fact Check: Video Of Jahangirpuri, Delhi Shared As Beating Of Accused Of Ghaziabad Incident

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A video is being shared on social media in which a mob is beating three people. It can be seen in the video that a large number of people are gathered. Some people from the crowd are dragging people out of the house and start beating them with sticks. It is being claimed that this is related to the incident of Loni, Ghaziabad where recently some youths thrashed an elderly person. The investigation of the Ghaziabad case is still going on, and in the meantime, people on social media are massively sharing this video and writing, "The people who had shaved the beard of the elderly in Loni were thrown out of the house and killed by the public".


Claim:

The accused who beat up a Muslim man in Loni, Ghaziabad were caught and beaten up by the public.

Fact Check:

The viral claim is false.

In the incident which happened in Loni, Ghaziabad, the police have arrested 3 people so far, and 3 people are absconding. Therefore the claim being made in the video looks suspicious. Searching the internet, we did not find any such report that the accused were attacked by a mob.

After analyzing comments on the video in Facebook posts, we found that some users have attributed it to Jahangirpuri, Delhi. When we did the reverse search with Key frames taken from the video, we found that the same video has been shared by local media organizations and journalist of Delhi on June 13, 2021, as the Jahangirpuri incident.


According to the news report of NDTV, this incident is of June 12 when three people came to the house of a vegetable seller to extort money. But the vegetable vendor appealed to the neighbours for help, after which the people thrashed the three accused and then handed them over to the police.

Conclusion:

It is clear from the news reports that his video is from the Jahangirpuri area of Delhi, where there was a fight between the local people and three extortionists. 8 people were arrested in this case.

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Claim Review :  The people who had shaved the beard of the elderly in Loni were thrown out of the house and beaten by stick
Claimed By :  Social Media Post
Fact Check :  False
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Jakir Hassan

Jakir Hassan

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A journalist at heart loves the in-depth work of reporting, writing, editing, research, and data analysis. A digital and social media enthusiast.

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Jakir Hassan

Jakir Hassan

Digital Journalist

A journalist at heart loves the in-depth work of reporting, writing, editing, research, and data analysis. A digital and social media enthusiast.

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