Fact Check: Doctored News Bulletin Claims UP CM Said 'Thakurs Tend To Make Mistakes" On Hathras Rape Incident

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, “Thakurs are hot-blooded, they tend to make mistakes.”

Uttar Pradesh   |   5 Oct 2020 12:31 PM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Rajath
Fact Check: Doctored News Bulletin Claims UP CM Said Thakurs Tend To Make Mistakes On Hathras Rape Incident

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A screenshot of a purported news bulletin apparently of Hindi channel Aaj Tak, featuring Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath is being circulated on social media. According to the bulletin, the CM said, "Thakurs are hot-blooded, they tend to make mistakes" in connection with the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, UP.

A 19-year-old woman from the Scheduled Caste community from western Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, who was allegedly brutally assaulted and tortured by four caste men from her village, died nearly two weeks after the attack on September 29. She was fighting for her life in the intensive care unit of a government hospital.

The incident took place on September 14 at a village in the district, some 200 KM from Delhi. Doctors at the hospital said that she had multiple fractures all over her body. All four accused have been arrested and sent to jail under the charge of gang-rape and murder.

Four upper caste men were identified as the suspects — Sandeep, his uncle Ravi, their friend Lavkush and Ramu. They were arrested last week.


Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, "Thakurs are hot-blooded, they tend to make mistakes."

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

The viral template of the news bulletin has been doctored.


There is an absence of space between the punctuation marks and the words adjacent to these. Further, on zooming in on the image a patch was observed above the second word of the quote.

On searching through the social media accounts of the channel for the original version of the bulletin, a clip was found which also showed the UP CM similar to the viral photo.

The Hindi caption in the original screenshot when translated reads, 'Hathras DSP, SP face the music'.

Below is a comparison of the viral screenshot (left) with the original (right):

Therefore, the bulletin has been altered to read otherwise.

The Logical Indian had earlier also debunked similar fake bulletins which can be read here, here and here.

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Also Read: Fact Check: Is This Hathras Gangrape Accused's Father With BJP Leaders?

Claim Review :  Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said “Thakurs are hot blooded, they tend to make mistakes.”
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.

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Bharat Nayak

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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.



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