A video of a few people attacking another person with sharp weapons is viral. It has been claimed that the footage depicts an attack on a Muslim home in Tripura. Twitter handle @SAFWANC20847940 shared the visuals as Tripura with a similar message in Kannada.

[Note: The video has not been embedded in this article due to its highly graphic content.]

A Facebook user also amplified the clip with the same claim.

Another Twitter user tagged Alt News asking for its verification.


We performed a reverse image search of frames from the video, which led us to an ETV Bharat report dated April 26, 2021. It states that a group of assailants stabbed a rowdy sheeter in Bangalore’s Ashok Nagar to death. Police arrested six people following the incident.

Ravi Verma alias Appu was murdered by Dinesh and his associates. Verma had been released from prison two weeks prior to the incident. On the night of April 20, 2021, he had gone to a shop in Fajima Gali, Ashok Nagar when around five people assaulted and killed him.

The Hindu and The New Indian Express also covered the incident however, neither of these reports mentions any communal angle to the killing.

To sum it up, an April 2021 video of a convict being murdered in Bengaluru was falsely shared as the recent violence against the Muslim community in Tripura.

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Kinjal Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. However, her keen interest in journalism, drove her to pursue journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. At Alt News since 2019, she focuses on authentication of information which includes visual verification, media misreports, examining mis/disinformation across social media. She is the lead video producer at Alt News and manages social media accounts for the organization.