A purported CCTV video that shows a man robbing a couple has been shared on social media. Before the robbery, a man passes by the couple and drugs them with smoke. The couple drops unconscious on the floor and is robbed. Twitter user @yogeshDharmSena shared the video claiming this is a new tactic employed by Muslims and warns people of “those who wear skull caps”.

The video has also been shared on Facebook.

 

आपकी गली में ऐसे टोपी वाले फ़क़ीर घूमते है तो उसकी गली में घुसने न दे

देश हित के लिए यह वीडियो अपने सभी दोस्तों सभी दोस्तों को भेजिए

कितनी चालाकी से डकैती कर लेता है यह लोग

Posted by Ajay Sharma on Thursday, 11 November 2021

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Fact-check

Alt News found a longer video of the same footage and a “disclaimer” can be spotted for a few seconds towards the end. The “disclaimer” is barely visible but upon closer look we could see that it reads, “This real life video footage is published only for the purpose of educating the public by making them understand how the real world situations will be…”

The footage, therefore, doesn’t show a real incident.

A Facebook page shared the video and clearly mentioned this was a “scripted drama” for educational purposes.

Recently, another awareness video (on the right in the collage below) was shared with the false claim that a Muslim man spiked the drink of a Hindu woman. This has the same format as the one currently being shared.

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Pooja Chaudhuri is a senior editor at Alt News.