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10 years old picture of Bangladesh police hitting a child with a stick shared to show brutality by Delhi Police

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Rumour

After the incidents of massive violence in Delhi, a picture is being shared on social media in which a policeman is seen in the posture of hitting a child with a stick. The picture is being shared to show how the Delhi police hit even a child.

A Facebook user name Aman Khan shared the picture with a claim that "Delhi police beating up a very big terrorist. Share Delhi police."

The same picture is also going viral on Twitter. A verified Twitter handle Aashish Yadav who has worked with BBC in the past shared the picture which was re-tweeted more than 2000 times.

A user Mohd Rafi Khan shared the picture with a caption, "Delhi Police beating up a big terrorist. The greatest criminal of this country and the most honest Delhi Police. It's better to sell the kidney than killing the Muslim Community. The more brutally you kill the Muslim community, the more respect you will get from Sanghis."

Our Investigation

After doing a simple reverse image search, we found an article of The Guardian dated 2010 in which the same picture was used. According to the article, Bangladesh police had beaten children using bamboo staves, teargas and water cannon who joined textile workers demanding back pay and an immediate rise in monthly wages on the streets of Dhaka. Witnesses said at least 30 people, mainly workers producing garments for global brands, were injured. The viral picture showed children apparently being beaten. Ten policemen were also hurt.

Fact

The picture is 10 years old and from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It has no connection with the violence in Delhi.

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