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An Old video from Bangladesh is being shared to show the lynching of a Hindu man by Muslims

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Rumour

A video is being shared on social media with a caption in Hindi which translates to “Isn’t this lynching? The person who is dead is a Hindu and the one killing is a Muslim. Perhaps that is why intellectuals do not think it’s lynching”.

A Twitter user Pushpendra Kulshrestha tweeted the video. He has deleted his tweet but you can see the archived tweet here. His tweet was retweeted more than 8000 times before getting deleted.

The video has been tweeted by many other Twitter users. You can watch the viral video here:

You can watch the viral video here:

 

Our Investigation

We extracted the key frames of the video and did a simple reverse image search. The search results lead us to a video on Youtube which was uploaded on 2nd April 2017.

From further probing we come to know that this incident took place in Bangladesh. The actual incident had taken place on April 1st, 2017 where Abu Syed was killed by assailants. This was because he was accused in the murder of Jubo League leader Monir Hossain Sarkar. This incident was covered by regional newspapers.

Fact

This is an old video from Bangladesh and the incident has no co-relation with India.

The video is misleading but there have been few cases when Hindus were lynched by people from the minority community. Recently, in UP’s Moradabad district, Gangaram Singh Chauhan was lynched inside his own house by his Muslim neighbors when he wrote a police complaint about his minor daughter who went missing. You can read a detailed report about this incident on Swaraj Magazine's website.

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