A 14-second clip is viral on social media where an aged man is seen with a girl. Social media users are claiming that the man was sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl when he was ‘caught’ on camera in Pakistan.

Premium subscribed X (formerly Twitter) user Ach. Ankur Arya Official (@AchAnkurArya) shared the above-mentioned clip on June 19 with a caption in Hindi that can be translated as: “Mohammadin, an 86-year-old man with 1400 years old beliefs, forces himself on a 7-year-old Muslim girl. 7/86 😑”. The post has received over 1.5 Lakh views and has been retweeted over 3,000 times. (Archive)

Another premium subscribed X user, Salwan Momika (@Salwan_Momika1), shared the same clip on June 20 with the following caption: “Muhammad Moin Al-Din, 86 years old. He sexually assaults a 7-year-old girl in an agricultural field. This is an Islamic culture, and also Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, married Aisha when she was 6 years old. What do you think of people who believe in this culture? They live in the West today in their numbers in the millions”. The tweet has received over 10.5 Lakh views and has been retweeted 8,300 times. (Archive)

Several other users shared the same clip claiming that an 86-year-old was sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in the viral video.

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Fact Check

We noticed that under @Salwan_Momika1’s tweet, several users had commented that the clip was from a movie. A user named Xavier (@xavierjp__) also attached a video as proof to show that the clip was actually taken from a movie.

We noticed that the user mentioned a movie called ‘Zehra’s Eyes’ released in 2004. Taking a cue from this we ran a relevant keyword search on YouTube and found that it was not a movie, but an Iranian TV series. The entire 3.48-hour-long programme is available on YouTube.

The description says: Zehra’s Eyes (original name: Zahra’s Blue Eyes) is a 2004 Iranian TV series. Actors named Seyyid Mir Hüseyin Malimi, Sumuta Hisam and Cihan Bahş Sultani appear in the production directed by Ali Drahşi. The plot of the series belongs to Ali Drahşi and Said Sultani.

In several scenes, the man and the girl from the viral video appear together. The girl named Zahra, the film’s protagonist, calls the older man “Dad”. The viral part starts at the 2:32:44 mark. Before this, the movie depicts the two characters fleeing a house and hiding in the bushes, where they seemingly fall asleep.

Hence, from the above findings, it is clear that the claim that the viral video shows an older man sexually assaulting a minor girl is false. The clip is from an Iranian TV show that aired in 2004 called ‘Zahra’s Blue Eyes’.

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