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Fact Check: The video of a murder from Rajasthan shared with a false claim of 'child kidnapping'

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A gruesome video showing a man sliting the throat of a 10-year-old boy is being shared and falsely associated with child-kidnapping rumors. 

A gruesome video showing very disturbing visuals of a man slitting a child’s throat is being widely circulated claiming that it shows how a person is killing people to take out “vital organs.”

The video is being widely shared on WhatsApp with linking the video to child-kidnapping. 

(Screenshot from the viral video)

The video shows heart-wrenching visuals of the victim resisting the attack. In just a few moments minor can be seen writhing in pain and lying in a pool of blood.

The truth behind the claim 

In our investigation, we found the claims shared with the video to be misleading. The incident shown in the video is of an attack by a 21-year-old man on his cousin in Rajasthan, earlier this month to take personal revenge on January 8. 

With the help of reverse image search on one of the keyframes of the viral video and found an Aaj Tak article dated 9 January.

The article carried visuals of the viral video and mentioned that the incident took place in Dantaramgarh in Rajasthan’s Sikar district when a 21-year-old Kailash Chand killed his 10-year-old cousin Uttam using a blade. The video was shot on the phone moments before the assailant was pulled back and handed over to cops. According to Dantaramgarh Police, the accused, who has been mentally unstable, killed his cousin because of an ongoing family feud. He has since been taken into custody.

The accused stated that Uttam’s father used to make fun of him, did not let him study during childhood and that he used to say that the accused does not know anything, the article mentioned.

Dainik Bhaskar also published a report on the incident in which Sikar SP Kuwar Rashtradeep was quoted as saying that the accused killed the victim to take revenge.

In conclusion, a gruesome video showing a man slitting the throat of a 10-year-old boy is being shared and falsely associated with child-kidnapping rumors. 


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