Fact Check: Disturbing video of painter being executed is from Brazil, not Uttar Pradesh

A video showing a man being shot multiple times while he was painting a wall has gone viral.

By Sibahathulla Sakib  Published on  11 July 2024 3:10 PM GMT
Fact Check: Disturbing video of painter being executed is from Brazil, not Uttar Pradesh
Claim: The viral video shows a painter being gunned down in Muzaffarnagar, UP.
Fact: The claim is false. The video is from Brazil.

Hyderabad: A video of a man being shot several times in broad daylight while he was painting a wall has gone viral. Those sharing the video claim that it is from the Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.

An X user posted the video with the caption, “Murder done in filmy style, video is going viral on social media, it is being told of Muzaffarnagar district (translated from Hindi).” We have not provided the link to the video due to its extremely graphic and disturbing nature.

Fact Check

NewsMeter found that the claim is false. The video is from Brazil, not Uttar Pradesh.

A reverse image search led us to a report by Portaltucuma titled ‘PCC gunmen film the execution of ‘Olhão’ in Manaus.’ The report stated that the video shows Lucas Pereira, also known as Olhão, being executed by PCC gunmen while he worked at a commercial location on Penetracaao 2 street, Novo Aleixo neighbourhood, Manaus, Brazil. According to the report, the shooters filmed the video themselves.

Also, we did a keyword search where we found an X post by the Muzaffarnagar police confirming that the video was not from Muzaffarnagar.

The police clarified that the video being circulated on social media, with the claim that it is from under the Nai Mandi police station limits in Muzaffarnagar, is false.

The police said that legal action is being pursued against the person who shared the video. Nai Mandi CO also released a video confirming the same.

Hence, the claim that the viral video of a painter being gunned down is from Muzaffarnagar is false. The video is from Brazil and has no connection to India.

Claim Review:The viral video shows a painter being gunned down in Muzaffarnagar, UP.
Claimed By:X User
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:X
Claim Fact Check:False
Fact:The claim is false. The video is from Brazil.
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