A video showing a man slitting a minor's throat is being shared on social media and WhatsApp with the claim that child-kidnappers are on a prowl. The video is being shared to spread fear among common people.
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The viral video is of a child-lifter who murdered a minor.
The Logical Indian did a reverse image search and found a screenshot of the video was embedded in a report by Dainik Bhaskar on January 8, 2021. According to the report, a 21-year-old boy slit throat of his 14-year-old cousin due to family feud. The name of the accused is Kailashchand Raigar.
On January 9, 2021, The Times Of India reported that the incident took place in Karad village near Khachariawas under Dataramgarh police station area of Sikar, Rajasthan. According to the report, the accused was preparing for competitive exams and after his uncle scolded him for not doing well in studies, he killed his cousin.
The AltNews contacted SP Sikar Kunwar Rashtradeep, who confirmed that the murder was done to take revenge and was unrelated to the child-lifting hoax. SP said, "The accused was arrested on the same day. There have been no recent child-kidnapping attempts in the area."
The video was earlier fact-checked by AltNews.
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