Search Results

{{searchSuggestion.title}}
{{searchSuggestion.date}}

No Result Found.

No, an ice-cream vendor was not thrashed for refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram in Uttar Pradesh

  • Share

Rumour

A picture of an injured ice-cream seller is going viral on social media with a claim that he was beaten for refusing to chant "Jai Shri Ram". According to social media posts, his name is Rakesh and he was thrashed because crowd thought he is a Muslim since he refused to say "Jai Shri Ram".

A Facebook page "Politics Behind The Scene" shared the picture with a caption "An Ice-cream seller Rakesh was beaten up in Gangaghat, Kotwali, by Bhagwa goons who mistook him as a Muslim because he refused to chant Jai Shri Ram." (Roughly translated from Hindi).

The post has 150 shares and 245 likes till now.

The same picture has been shared many many Twitter users with an exact same claim. You can see all such tweets here.

Our Investigation

The viral picture has a phone number written on the top of the kiosk as highlighted by red.

We called the given number and found that it belongs out to Dhiren Yadav, the owner of King’s Ice cream, a local ice-cream brand. He said that the image has been viral in local UP WhatsApp groups for the past one week. The ice-cream seller who was beaten up is not Rakesh but Harishankar Verma, a resident of Shuklaganj, Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.

He was not asked to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. He was beaten up by a local goon after an altercation between them but the matter was solved later. He said that they knew each other.

His son said, "My father was returning from his daily business when some local goons roughed him up and beat him up. I wanted to share the incident through WhatsApp and make people aware of the lawlessness prevalent in Gangaghat. However, someone stole the image and changed the incident completely. I have been since then getting calls from a lot of people. And I would like to clarify that I never said that my father was asked to chant Jai Shri Ram".

He also said that before they could file an FIR, the man approached them and apologized and was ready to pay for the medical cost.

No, FIR was registered in this case.

Fact

The claim that an ice-cream vendor was beaten for refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram is false. The ice-cream seller was thrashed by a local goon after an altercation. The personal fight was resolved after the goon agreed to pay the medical bill and apologized for his actions.

  • Share

Note: You can reach out to us at facthunt.in[at]gmail dot com if you find any issue with our articles.

Support Fact Hunt

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

COMMENTS

{{comment.user.fname}} {{comment.user.lname}}, {{comment.date}}

{{urlify(comment.comment)}}.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Please Login or signup to share your views on this article

Other Rumours

AAP social media and IT strategist Ankit Lal shared a fake picture of an opinion poll giving 60-65 seats to AAP
by Neel Kamal 2020-02-08 05:33:11.0
Fact Check: Did Cricketer Irfan Pathan Visit Shaheen Bagh in support of protesters?
by Himani Joshi 2020-02-03 11:05:52.0
3 years old unrelated video being shared as atrocities on Hindus in Pakistan by the police
by Himani Joshi 2020-02-03 03:05:06.0
A picture from Bengaluru shared with a false claim that lawyers protested against CAA and NRC in Indore
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-28 12:47:09.0
Four years old picture of a man wearing a burqa is being presented as an anti-CAA protester at Shaheen Bagh
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-24 03:49:45.0
An old video from Manipur being shared as Congress supporters distributing money to the protesters at Shaheen Bagh
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-24 03:29:38.0
Old image of Muharram procession of an injured woman shared in the backdrop of JNU students’ protest
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-09 12:41:23.0
Old video of 2019 Kumbh Mela shared with a fake claim of naga sadhus rallying in support of CAA
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-08 13:02:25.0
7-years-old video from Bangladesh shared as police brutality in Assam against NRC protesters
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-08 04:05:26.0
Old picture from Pakistan shared with false claim that a child was beaten up by UP police during anti-CAA protest
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-07 04:00:15.0
Old pictures of Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh are currently shared as Jharkhand
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-06 03:56:15.0
An old image of 2015 is being shared claiming that the Modi government jailed Muslim women
by Himani Joshi 2020-01-03 17:26:53.0
No, Assam unit of ABVP did not protested against the CAA: Saba Naqvi shared a photoshopped image
by Neel Kamal 2020-01-02 03:31:04.0
An old video of a Sri Lankan prison shared as Muslims being mistreated in a detention centre in Assam
by Samyuktha Mirra 2019-12-31 10:57:05.0
Fact Check: Did some officials of the Delhi Police protest against CAA and police brutality?
by Samyuktha Mirra 2019-12-25 18:43:07.0
An old video of eviction drive in Assam shared as police brutality on people whose name was not in NRC
by Samyuktha Mirra 2019-12-25 02:50:17.0
Fact Check: Did Bengaluru cop threaten to hit historian Ramachandra Guha with his fist?
by Neel Kamal 2019-12-20 12:37:02.0
Photo of procession on Eid E Milad in Bangladesh is being shared as protest against CAB in Mumbai
by Himani Joshi 2019-12-17 17:37:58.0
No, Delhi Police is not hitting female students of Jamia Millia Islamia in the viral picture
by Neel Kamal 2019-12-15 18:15:53.0
Tongue and fingers being chopped off - a video from Venezuela is shared as atrocities on dalits in India
by Neel Kamal 2019-12-01 08:10:12.0

Mobile App

Available for Android

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our newsletter to get notification about new fact checks, feature updates, etc..