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A video of a woman brutally beaten by cops is from UP's Pratapgarh

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A video from UP's Pratapgarh is viral on social media platforms showing cops brutally thrashing a woman. SI Virendra Tripathi has been transferred over the incident and the matter is being further investigated. 

On October 18, a disturbing surfaced on social media platforms showing a woman brutally beaten by some police personals while a toddler cries in the background.

The video is being widely shared on social media platforms with a claim that the incident is from Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh where SI Virendra Tripathi along with two female cops entered a woman's house and beaten her up. 

The video was shared on an Instagram Page with the caption, "Trigger Warning - Another shameful act by @uppolice_Pratapgarh: Inspector Virendra Tripathi and two women cops entered the house and beat the woman by kicking her stomach. The children kept crying, but the policemen kept on beating the woman."

The post has over 50,000 views.

A user named Suraj Shukla shared the video on Twitter with a caption in Hindi making the same claim that ASI along with two female cops assaulted a woman. 

The video is viral on Facebook with the same claim. 

We also received a request on our website to check the veracity of the claim. 

Fact Check

We found that the claim doing rounds on social media platforms with the video is true. The video from Bhagirpur village of Raniganj area in Pratapgarh, when ASI Virendra Tripathi along with two female cops reached Fatima alias Guddan's house over a land dispute between Guddan and her neighbors. Reportedly, Guddan misbehaved with one of the female cops after which she was brutally beaten by the cops. 

We found a report on the incident on the News18 Hindi website, according to which, a few days ago, Guddan filed a complaint against her neighbors in Raniganj police station as they are trying to illegally occupy a part of her land and were building a wall on her land. When the police did not take any action, Guddan's brother knocked down the wall. However, on October 18, her neighbors again started the construction on her land. She again informed the police and to resolve the matter ASI along with two female cops reached to the spot.

SP Anurag Arya also released a statement on the incident on the official Twitter Page of Pratapgarh Police. In the statement, he said, "The matter has been investigated by CO Raniganj.  Following the land dispute, on October 18, at 12 PM, SI Virendra Tripath along with Seema Devi and Kamla Devi visited the spot to resolve the matter. During the course of action, Guddan attacked the female cops, and hence, the cops started thrashing Guddan. He added that SI was supposed to pacify the matter and to proceed legally. However, he did not do so, and moreover, participated in the act, due to which the incident took place.  Hence, he has been transferred from the Raniganj Police station." He further added that Eastern SSP will now carry out the investigation in the matter. 

The Quint and One India Hindi also published reports on the incident. 

In conclusion, a video from UP's Pratapgarh is viral on social media platforms showing cops brutally thrashing a woman. SI Virendra Tripathi has been transferred over the incident and the matter is being further investigated. 

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