Fact Check: No, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee's Car Window Was Not Broken From Inside

Social media users are sharing a video showing broken window of car of BJP leader Locket Chatterjee with the claim that the window was broken from inside. The Logical Indian Fact-Check team debunked the claim.

India   |   12 April 2021 2:27 PM GMT
Writer : Yusha Rahman | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Vijay S Hegde
Fact Check: No, BJP MP Locket Chatterjees Car Window Was Not Broken From Inside

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On April 10, 2021, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee's car was attacked at polling booth No 66 in West Bengal Hooghly district by some local people who BJP alleged to be supporters of Trinamool Congress. She went there to take a tour of the polling booths, where voting for the fourth phase of the Assembly elections was being conducted.

In context to the incident, the opposition started sharing a video in which a window of Locket Chatterjee's car was smashed and claimed that the window was broken from inside.

Facebook pages and Twitter handles shared the video with a caption, "BJP MP EXPOSED! MP #LocketChatterjee is going around and saying her convoy was attacked. Just see the video, it can be clearly seen that car's window is being broken from inside. This was shown live in Bhavan's PC. Now decide yourself! #WestBengalPolls".


Trinamool Congress also tweeted the video with the same claim that Locket Chatterjee hit her car's window from inside.

The post is widely shared on Twitter.

Claim:

The window of Locket Chatterjee's car was smashed from inside.

Fact Check:

A CNN journalist, Payal Mehta, shared a clearer video with a caption, "Video released by @me_locket of how she was hounded." In this video, one can see a stone coming from the right side and falling on the window of the car.

BoomLive tweeted the video in slow motion, where it is clear that a stone was thrown at the window of the car, due to which the window broke.

Locket Chatterjee, in a phone call to an Election Official, said, "They've broken my car... am at booth No 66. They grabbed my jacket and attacked my car... I've also been hurt by pieces of glass."

Hence, the claim that the window was broken from inside is fake.

BoomLive earlier did the same fact-check.

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Claim Review :  The window of Locket Chatterjees car was smashed from inside.
Claimed By :  Social media
Fact Check :  False
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