Unrelated video shared as Hyderabad rape and murder accused thrashed by police

এই সেই মানুষের রূপে জানোয়ার #পাশা চারজনের একজন হায়দ্রাবাদ পুলিশের হাতে জনগণ ক্ষোভে ফুঁসছে,, আইন সংশোধন না হলে ফল অনেকটাই খারাপ হবে।। (This is one of the four animals in the form of a man in the hands of the Hyderabad Police People are outraged, the consequences will be much worse if the law is not amended- Google translation).

The above message in Bengali has been posted on Facebook along with a video showing a man shrieking in pain as he is caned by police personnel.

#PriyankaReddy
এই সেই মানুষের রূপে জানোয়ার #পাশা চারজনের একজন😡😡😡🤬🤬 হায়দ্রাবাদ পুলিশের হাতে
জনগণ ক্ষোভে ফুঁসছে,, আইন সংশোধন না হলে ফল অনেকটাই খারাপ হবে।।

Posted by Shuvam Bose on Saturday, November 30, 2019

The above post has been shared over 7,700 times since it was posted on December 1. The 1:27 minute video has been circulated in the backdrop of the recent rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, in which four persons were arrested. It is being claimed that the person seen beaten up is one of the accused.

On Twitter, the video has been posted with a message in Hindi which claims that the man seen beaten was the rape accused Mohammed Pasha – “लिजीए सुनिए डाक्टर प्रियंका रेड्डी के रेपिस्ट और खूनी मादरज़ात मुहम्मद पाशा की चीखें, . मन तो नही मानेगा लेकिन थोड़ा सुकून जरूर मिल जाएगा !!”(Listen to the screams of the rapist and murder Mohammed Pasha, this is some consolation- rough translation).

The same message has been posted along with the video by several Facebook users too.

FACT CHECK: NOT RELATED TO HYDERABAD CASE

Alt News found that the person seen in the video is not an accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case. Using the InVid tool, we broke up the video into multiple key frames. Upon reverse-searching one of the frames of the video, we found an article published in The Hindu dated November 27, 2019.

The video is from Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The report states, “An accused in a rape case was reportedly thrashed by residents of a village before being handed over to the police on Tuesday. When the accused tried to escape, the police too thrashed him, the video of which went viral. The 25-year-old youth allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl and attempted to murder by strangulating her on November 24. The incident which came to light on Tuesday, created flutter in the village in Chittoor district.”

Thus, while the video in question is recent, it is not related to the Hyderabad rape and murder case. The social media claim is false.

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