A video of a physical altercation between a group of young men and an elderly person is making the rounds on social media. The video shows the group attacking the senior citizen with sticks. It has been claimed that Muslim residents have “terrorized” the people of Sangam Vihar in New Delhi.

Tweeting the video, a user named Pankaj Thakur wrote, “Check out this video. First Jahangirpuri, now Sangam Vihar. This is escalating and Hindus should stay away. Once this has progressed sufficiently, you will find out, like the people of Kashmir, Bengal, Kerala and Karnataka found out after they were ousted. An incident of Muslims terrorizing people from Delhi’s Sangam Vihar. This is what happens when we allow Muslims to reside around us.” (Archive link)

Another user named Meena Thakur amplified the video with a similar claim. (Archive link)

A user named Giriraj Sharma also promoted the video and accompanying claim, instigating Hindus against Muslims. (Archive link)

The video is widespread on social media with the same claim.

Fact-check

We performed a Google reverse image search using a frame taken from the video, which led us to articles by NDTV and The Lallantop covering the incident. According to the reports, a fight broke out between two brothers Prempal and Shyamlal due to a property dispute in Sonia Vihar, New Delhi.

Alt News reached out to SI Amit Kumar of the Sonia Vihar Police Station to gather more information on the case. He informed us that there was no communal angle to the incident, and there were no Muslims involved. Matters escalated over a property dispute. A violent fight between two brothers injured several others. SI Amit Kumar revealed that both parties had also filed cases against each other following the clash.

To sum it up, a video of a violent fight between two brothers over a property dispute was falsely circulated with a communal spin. Both parties are from the same family and are Hindu.

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Abhishek is a journalist at Alt News.