Hyderabad: A horrific video is going viral in the social media with claims that "Muslims buried alive in India". The 1.40-minute video shows people digging out a woman and her baby, while many are standing around and watching it.
Several accounts, especially belonging to Pakistan, have shared this video.
The clip was also shared by prominent Pakistani-origin British MP, Lord Nazir Ahmed, who called it a "horrific video of a mother and child buried alive in India by Fascist". Though it has been deleted now, it has been viewed over 18,000 times and has 1,100 retweets.
When we researched, Newsmeter found that the video is being wrongly used to instigate communal feelings and tarnish the secular fabric of India. It is an incident from Bangladesh and was a family issue.
When screenshots taken from the video were used to perform a reverse image search on Google, we found a few videos uploaded on YouTube and also an article published in https://eisamay.indiatimes.com/ on January 31, 2020.
Report by News 18 Bangla:
The same visuals can also be seen in the video published by Mahanagar 24*7 Bengali Facebook account.
According to the reports, the incident took place in a village of North Dinajpur, West Bengal. A man called Akbar Ali is accused of killing and burying his wife and one-and-half-month old child. These bodies were dug out in the presence of a Magistrate. Infuriated by Ali's act, the locals vandalized and set fire to his house.
Hence, the claim that "Muslims buried alive in India" is FALSE.