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Fact Check: A heart breaking video from Bangladesh is being falsely shared to be from India

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A heartbreaking video of a man can be seen crying inconsolably as his rickshaw is being carried away on a truck from Bangladesh, is being shared with a false claim that the video is from India. 

Recently, a heartbreaking video surfaced on social media platforms in which a man can be seen crying inconsolably as his rickshaw is being carried away on a truck. The video is being shared with a claim that the video is from India. 

A Twitter user named Moparthi Ajay shared the video with a caption, "The Law of this country is only for poor people."

The video is being shared with captions questioning the law and order situation in the country.

The video is viral on Facebook with the same claim. 

In the video, one can see a man crying while media persons around him can be heard asking questions in Bengali and there are some texts in Bangla. The hoardings and signboards in the background are all written in Bangla. The video has been overlaid with music.

The truth behind the claim 

In our investigation, we found this claim to be false. 

With the help of reverse image search after extracting the keyframes of the video, we found a better quality of the same video uploaded on a YouTube channel. In the video, one can spot that one of the mics held close to the man's face had the logo of Jamuna TV on it.

When we checked the YouTube channel of Jamuna TV and found the same video uploaded on October 6, 2020, with a title in Bangla that can be roughly translated to,'Now I will tie the rope around my neck; The cry of a rickshaw puller #Rickshaw_Puller'. Jamuna TV is a 24-hour news channel based in Bangladesh.

While further investigating, we also found a news report uploaded on the YouTube channel of bdnews24 on October 6, 2020. The description with the video reads 'Dhaka South City Corporation took away several battery-powered rickshaws during the eviction drive in Jigatala area. The driver lost his livelihood vehicle and broke down in tears'.

With the help of a relevant keyword search, we found a report on the incident in the Dhaka Tribune. According to the report, the man seen in the video is Fazlur Rahman. It states that Rahman had lost his battery-operated rickshaw - that he had purchased on a loan of 80,000 takas (Bangladeshi currency) - to an eviction drive taken up by the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to get rid of battery-powered rickshaws.

Reportedly, the incident took place on October 5, and after a video of Rahman went viral on social media, the director of one of Bangladesh's largest retail chains, Shwapno, came forward to help him.

In conclusion, a heartbreaking video of a man can be seen crying inconsolably as his rickshaw is being carried away on a truck from Bangladesh, is being shared with a false claim that the video is from India. 

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