A video of a group of people forcibly dragging away a young woman while she keeps pleading is massively viral on Twitter and Facebook. People can be heard conversing in Bengali in the video hence, it’s being claimed that the video shows an incident during post-poll violence in West Bengal.

Twitter user Anand Kumar shared the visuals on May 6. More than 700 handles retweeted it at the time of writing.

[Disclaimer: Alt News has not uploaded the video in this report due to its distressing nature.]

A few other users also shared the clip with the same claim. Their posts garnered views and shares in the thousands.

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Several people on Facebook have accused TMC workers of abducting a female BJP worker in broad daylight.

Alt News received several requests to verify the clip.

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Video from Bangladesh

Fact-checking outlet Boomlive found a longer and higher quality version of the video dated April 27, 2021. It was uploaded by a Facebook user named Rahmat Ali and is over four minutes long.

According to his post, the incident is from Bangladesh’s Ghazipur district. A Hindu woman Sarawanti Mandal had married Kamarul Islam, a Muslim. The two met while working in a factory. She soon converted to Islam and changed her name to Jannatul Firdaus. But her family was against the union. Her father forcibly brought her home with the help of the police and local administration. The viral video was taken when her family members were dragging her home against her will.

This led us to a report from April 26, 2021, published on Bangladesh-based Purbo Poshchim Bangladesh. It states that the incident occurred on April 22. In the video, Sarawanti is pleading at the feet of local councillor Giyasuddin to let her live with her husband Kamarul. However, Sarawanti’s father Shankar Chandra Mandal filed a case under the Women and Child Harassment Prevention Act, stating that she was under 18 years of age. However, Kamarul argued that she was 18.

Given below is a Facebook post by the Daulatkhan police station, which reports that the woman was handed over to her parents after a case was registered.

সকলের অবগতির জন্য জানানো যাইতেছে যে, দৌলতখান থানা এলাকায় গত ২৩/০৪/২১ ইং তারিখ গাজীপুর মেট্রো সদর থানার মামলা নং ১৬ তাং…

Posted by Daulatkhan Thana on Sunday, April 25, 2021

 

ধর্মান্তরিত নির্যাতিতা তরুণীর স্বামী কামরুলের অভিযোগ তার বিবাহিতা বউকে জোরপূর্বক ভয়ভীতি দেখিয়ে স্থানীয় প্রভাবশালীরা টাকার বিনিময়ে সাবেক পরিবারের কাছে দিয়ে দেয়। এ হিন্দু তরুণী ধর্মান্তরিত হয়ে ইসলাম ধর্ম গ্রহণ করে ভোলার দৌলতখানের কামরুলকে বিয়ে করে।

এফিডেভিটে যুবতীর জন্ম তারিখ ৩০.৩. ২০০৩ উল্লেখ করা হয়েছে।

গাজিপুর মেট্রোপলিটন পুলিশ সূত্রে বলা হয় ইস্যু‌টি ধর্মীয় নয়; মে‌য়ে‌টি নাবা‌লিকা; তাই, আদাল‌তের নি‌র্দে‌শে তা‌কে পিতামাতার কা‌ছে ফেরত দেয়া হয়। গত ১৮ এপ্রিল ২০২১ জিএমপি’র সদর থানা মামলা নং ১৬ ধারা ৭/৩০ নারী ও শিশু নির্যাতন দমন আইন ২০০৩ মতে রুজু হয়। জন্ম নিবন্ধন অনুযায়ী ভিকটিম শ্রাবন্তী এর জন্ম তারিখ ০৫/০২/২০০৬ অর্থাৎ বয়স ১৫ বছর ২ মাস। শিশু আইন ২০১৩ এর ধারা ৪ অনুযায়ী বয়স ১৮ বছরের কম হওয়ায় সে শিশু/নাবালিকা।

Posted by Eduaid এডুএইড on Sunday, April 25, 2021

BJP supporters shared a video from Bangladesh as post-poll violence in West Bengal. The woman in the video was dragged by her family members for having an inter-religious marriage against their wish.

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