The video which is being shared with the claim that the e-rickshaw driver was brutally beaten up by the UP Police for asking rickshaw fare from the police, is false. The viral video is of 2018 from the Nawada city of Bihar.
A video is getting viral on social media in which the policeman is brutally beating an E-Rickshaw driver in Uttar Pradesh. A facebook user name Crime India shares a video with a claim that "The policeman kept on beating the poor man and some eunuchs stood there and watched this. His fault was that he asked the policeman for rent".
The post received 1,600 views and 34 shares at the time of writing this article. You can watch the video here:
In the investigation, we found that the video is not from Uttarpradesh but of Kalali Road in Nawada city of Bihar and is from 2018.
UPPOLICE FACT CHECK revealed the truth of the video by putting out a tweet through its verified handle. Quoting the tweet of the user, UP Police Fact Check team wrote,' The incident shown in the above video is of the year 2018 which is related to Nawada, Bihar. '
Along with this, they also shared the news report by News18, in which the exact same video was used. According to this news report, "The fault of the e-rickshaw was that he turned his vehicle in the wrong direction." However, when he realized this, he immediately withdrew the e-rickshaw but during this time one wheel of the vehicle hit the traffic cop's leg. At this point, the traffic policeman thrashed the Rickshaw driver mercilessly. After the video went viral on social media, SP Hari Prasath S, after checking the video, suspended the accused cop Vishwajit.
Conclusion, the video which is being shared with the claim that the e-rickshaw driver was brutally beaten up by the UP Police for asking rickshaw fare from the police, is false. The viral video is of 2018 from the Nawada city of Bihar.
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