Hindu girl was not burnt alive in MP for praying to Jesus: viral video is of 2015 Rio Bravo lynching, Guatemala

Reported on 2018-12-16 20:28:20.0 by FactHunt Admin


A Pakistani Twitter user shared a video in which a girl was set on fire by a mob. He wrote: "Hindu girl burnt alive in Madhya Pradesh because she attended a prayer meeting in a Christian church. Please send this around so that the whole world may see India; the real Hell on the planet Earth. Just see the ugliest face of *“Incredible India”* !!! (Archived link)

You can watch the video here:


Our Investigation

We found that the video is a part of a larger video in which a girl was burnt alive. It was shared on Facebook by a user Saif Ur Rahman two years ago.

You can watch the longer video here:

In the video, we can see a crowd of a hundred people watching the girl as she walked around burning and rolled on the ground crying for help. The girl lay on the road in pain and when the fire began dying out, an unidentified man ran out of the crowd and doused her body with fuel and her body was again engulfed in flames.

From the video, it is clear that this is not a recent incident. Also, the language in the video is not an Indian language. We found several media reports (independent.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk) which state that the incident took place in a village in the Rio Bravo municipality of Guatemala, in Central America.


The incident happened in 2015 and there is a Wikipedia page as well about this incident. A video report is also available.

Even though the video is not from India but has been shared with different narratives. Some people have attributed the video to Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh ki ghatna..marwari Hindu girl , married to a Muslim boy, denied to wear burka was burnt alive on 2nd of Feb..heart breaking video...share it as much as u can...as it should reach to modi n each of true Indians, wrote Padma Tuljapurkar on Facebook while sharing the video.


The video has been clipped from a larger video of May 2015 Rio Bravo lynching in which a sixteen-year-old teenage girl was burned to death in Río Bravo, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala in Central America in May 2015 by a vigilante mob after being accused by some of involvement in the killing of a taxi driver earlier in the month.

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