Agnipath scheme: Images of young men committing suicide are not true

Social media users are sharing pictures of young men purportedly committing suicide over the Agnipath scheme.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  20 Jun 2022 12:00 PM GMT
Agnipath scheme: Images of young men committing suicide are not true

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing pictures of young men purportedly committing suicide over the Agnipath scheme.


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Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter did a reverse image search and found an old Facebook post similar to the viral claim. The post was shared on 20 March 2020. As per the description, the incident took place in Ludana village in Haryana.

https://www.facebook.com/1309494689173160/posts/2670950039694278/

We further conducted a reverse image search and found a 2018 news report. The report carried the same image.

https://yuvaharyana.com/crime-and-accidents/suicide-by-lovers-in-hotel/cid5317159.htm

Another search led us to the 2019 news report. The report carried the same image and as per the article report the incident took place in Madhya Pradesh.

https://www.aajtak24.in/2019/11/yuvak-ne-lagai-fansi-hui-mout.html?m=1

Another image took place in Uttar Pradesh in 2020, an online portal reported.

https://www.aimamedia.org/newsdetails.aspx?nid=23446

This image is on the internet since 2021. According to an online news report sharing the same image, reported that it is from Meerut, UP.

https://www.poojanews.com/the-dead-body-of-the-young-man-was-found-hanging-on-the-tree-the-sensation-spread/

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Young men committing suicide over Agnipath scheme.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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