A video is being circulated on social media as seen in the screenshot below. The text claims that the man who is brutally thrashing the children in the video is a teacher at RM VM School at Valsad in Gujarat. It has a request for its readers to share the video and make it viral as stated in the message, “If a video goes viral it makes a lot of difference and instant action is taken”.

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Message: “आप के जितने भी ग्रुप हैं एक भी छूटने नही चाहिए, ये वीडियो सबको भेजिए ये वलसाड के RMVMSCHOOL का टीचर है इसको इतना शेयर करो की ये टीचर और स्कूल दोनों बंद हो जाए । वीडियो वायरल होने से काफी फ़र्क पड़ता है ओर कार्यवाही होती है जिसे दया न आये वो अपना मुंह (टाइपिंग) बंद रखे । You shouldn’t miss a single group, send this video to everyone, He is a teacher at Valsad’s RM VM School. So, share this so that both the teacher and school shut down. If a video goes viral it makes a lot of difference and instant action is taken, those who don’t sympathize can keep their mouth shut(typing) -translated)

The video shared on Facebook and Twitter has attributed the horrific images to a school in Valsad named R.M & V.M Desai Vidhyadham.

The Video belongs to an orphanage in Egypt

Alt News used Invid to a do a reverse image search on Google of the keyframes in the video and found a Daily Mail article published on August 5, 2014, titled, “Wife films secret footage of orphanage manager beating children with a stick and kicking them until they burst into tears in case that has shocked Egypt“. The article states, “The video shows Osama Mohamed Othman hitting the children before kicking them as they run away, screaming in pain. State-run Al-Ahram newspaper said Othman’s estranged wife filmed the video two months ago at Dar Mecca Al-Mokarama Orphanage in Giza”. It may be noted that the video belongs to an orphanage in Egypt and not R.M & V.M Desai Vidyadham School of Valsad as claimed on social media.

Photo Courtesy: Daily Mail UK

Moreover, Alt News found a statement on the homepage of R.M. & V.M. Desai Vidyadham’s website which clarified, “There are a number of videos being uploaded under the R.M. & V.M. School name. These videos are 100% spurious and have been collected from different incidents which are unrelated to the School. Below is a video from ABP News that proves the illegitimacy of these videos”.

As said in the statement, many videos have been shared on Facebook and Twitter with the same claim about a teacher at RM VM school using the text “RM VM School“.

Misinformation degrading the reputation of a political party, public figure or historical figure has been a regular trend on social media. But this time, a school’s reputation has been besmirched with a barrage of videos depicting violence against children. Despite the video having been debunked several times, it continues to be shared extensively on social media.

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Rakesh Agrawal
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Rakesh Agrawal

Today, fake news has become a norm, thanks to the omnipresent social media. Thanks for exposing such lies!

Beulah
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Beulah

This is not fake – stupid! Can’t you see that it is real!!Join the discussion…

Reshenn
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Reshenn

You really are a piece of pig shit, can’t you see what’s happening. Ignorant ass!!

Nino
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Nino

You are blaming the wrong people, the horrible man beating these lovely kids is Egyptian I can hear what he is saying, he is not Indian, unless an Egyptian is working in an Indian school. I doubt it very much. We need to find out where this is being done, these kids deserve much nicer adults looking after them. He is evil and needs to be in prison for what he is doing.

Brigiet
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Theres nothing fake about this…children are being brutally beaten…its because of heartless ppl like you that things like this continue to happen…have a heart!!!

Vivek Kumar
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Vivek Kumar

Altnews would do well the unearth the conspiracy behind defaming RM VM School. Why only this school among millions others?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Irrespective who what where, this is not a concert (acting) , those children are not treated right!!

Bobby
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Bobby

Whoever that guy is. He should be punished period.

Brigiet
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That guy must burn in hell for what hes doing! there’s nothing fake about this video!! Its hard enough being an orphan and now they have to be subjected to this type of abuse daily? The school must be shut down and the teacher go to jail for his actions!!!

Fanta C
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Fanta C

Is there an update on what consequences the man in the video had for abusing children? The article only focused on clarifying where the abuse took place.

Shazia Jabeen
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Also this is not a fake news, but a real and true news used for defaming opponents and for political purposes.

Humanbeing
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Humanbeing

Its not necessary that which school that was…. its look like an indian school… need to investigate that in which india school beating small children like this and who is this mental person, .. this person should be in mental hospital or jail.. whereas India media just trying to clear that its not that school wow.. nice clearance and justification for their country.. where father beating his son and a boy beating his bro so badly… Thanks for Indian media for promoting their culture and showing us, how much responsible they are..

KArl
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KArl

The children look middle eastern and not Indian so it is fake and no doubt the children are Arab.
Without checking anything it was very clear this is in the Middle East.
I hope the Egyptian Authorities have taken action and jailed him for a long time or given him corporal punishment of the kind he has meted to these innocent children
Perhaps use Sharia law and cut off his hands

K dass
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K dass

How is he Egyptian or the kids arab they are clearly speaking a South Indian language.

Beulah
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Beulah

this is a monster and must be hang!!! How dare he do this to little children. Your fingers must be broken one by one! How can you live with yourself – how can you sleep. May you burn in hell!