On April 10, ANI has tweeted a video that shows locals in Hooghly attacking BJP MP Locket Chatterjee’s car during the fourth phase of polling in West Bengal. One of the windows of the car shatters in the commotion.

All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) claimed that the window was not broken by the crowd but was shattered from inside.

Several others shared the video, including Ravi Nair whose post gained over 1.96 lakh views.

Shashant Shekhar‘s tweet gained over 10,000 views.

A stone shattered the window

Journalist Payal Mehta had first tweeted the viral video shared by Locket Chatterjee to show how the politician’s car was prevented to move by an unruly corwd. This video was picked up by many and shared with the claim that someone broke Chatterjee’s car window from inside.

Mehta’s video is clearer and shows a stone shattering the window when played in slow motion.

An earlier fact-checked by Boomlive had also found that a stone had broken the window.

TMC and several social media users falsely claimed that BJP MP Locket Chatterjee’s car window was broken from inside. But the fact is that a stone hurled from outside shattered the glass.

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