Fact Check: Video Of A Man Brutally Being Thrashed Shared With Communal Claim

[Trigger Warning: Disturbing Video] The Logical Indian Fact Check team investigates the claim that Viral video shows Hindus ill-treating a Muslim man.

India   |   22 July 2020 5:54 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Video Of A Man Brutally Being Thrashed Shared With Communal Claim

A disturbing video showing two men brutally thrashing another person with sticks is being circulated on social media platforms with the claim that it shows 'Hindu Extremism'.

The video also shows a burqa-clad woman who is trying to save the man getting beaten.

"Look at how extremists in India today are brutally beating this family Muslims in India are killed under the cover of the fascist Indian government Hindutva ideology is very dangerous for world," reads the caption of one such post.

The claim has been shared several times on Facebook.


Viral video shows Hindus ill-treating A Muslim man.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

A Google Reverse Image search was done by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid.

This led to a tweet by a journalist named Prashant Shukla who had posted the same video. He wrote that the incident had occurred in Siddharthnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Siddharthnagar police responded to Shukla's tweet and clarified that the incident had no communal angle in it.

According to the police, the incident had occurred on July 6 at the Itwa town in Siddharthnagar district. A man named Ijaz and his family members were beaten up by some men with sticks.

The viral video shows a family member of Ijaz being thrashed. The police records have listed the names of the accused. It clearly shows that they are Muslims as well. The names of the accused are Istekhar, Anwar Raja, Mohammed Kaleem and Haleem.

The police clarified that the incident took place following a dispute between kids of the families of the accused and the victim. Three of the accused have been apprehended.

Shukla also tweeted a video in which Ijaz can be heard telling the names of the men who thrashed him and his family.

The incident was also covered in a report by Jagran.

Therefore, the incident does not have a communal angle to it since they both belong to the same community.

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Claim Review :  Viral video shows Hindu ill-treating A Muslim man.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor- Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Producer

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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