HYDERABAD: A News 24 video about a domestic help in Bhopal being caught for mixing saliva and urine in her employee's food, is viral on social media.

Users are giving a communal spin saying the helper was a Muslim.

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NewsMeter found that the accused in the viral video was not a Muslim.

FACT CHECK:

The report by NEWS 24 states that the incident took place in Bhopal and carries a statement by complainant Mukesh Suri. We noticed that the CCTV footage shows the date 17/10/2011.


Using this information we searched online and found a report by TIMES OF INDIA from October 2011 that reported on the incident. The report identifies the woman in question as Ash Causal. She was booked under Section 270 of the IPC, a malignant act that is meant to cause infection or disease-causing threat to life.

We also found a YouTube handle called 'JANSANDESH NEWS' and a report by JAGRAN from 2011 that also identify the domestic help as Asha Kaushal.


In 2020 fact-checking websites such as Boom Live and India Today had debunked the claim.

Evidently, the claim that the domestic help who contaminated the food at a house in Bhopal was a Muslim is false.


Claim Review :   Domestic help who contaminated food of her employer in Bhopal is Muslim
Claimed By :  Social Media User
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter. She is pursuing her post graduation in M. A. Mass Communication and Journalism from St Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on " Role of social media in highlighting injustice ". Misha has a zeal for learning and writing news articles and apart from this, she is interested in video editing and graphic designing.

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