Hyderabad: A report in Hindi newspaper claiming that `Dalit woman was stripped and beaten', is viral on social media.

Netizens are sharing this image and criticizing Indian media for only focusing on the situation of women in Afghanistan and ignoring the plight of women in India.


The claim is misleading

NewsMeter with the help of relevant keywords found the same news published by 'Haribhoomi', a Hindi newspaper on 11 July 2016. The report states that the incident took place in Bishunpura village of Pipra police station in Motihari, Bihar in 2016. A scheduled caste mother and daughter were beaten up and injured by a mob for entering the Devisthan temple and worshiping. During the assault, the clothes were torn and the women were left naked. The husband of the victim woman lodged an FIR at the Pipra police station.

Another Hindi newspaper also reported the issue in 2016. The accused were identified as Sajan Kumar, Rajan Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, Ashok Kumar, and Kundan Kumar. They had objected to lower-caste women worshipping in the temple. When the women protested, they started beating the mother and daughter.


Evidently, although the incident did take place in Bihar, it is not recent. The claim is misleading.

The claim is misleading.

Claim Review :   Incident reported in newspaper clipping is recent.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  Misleading

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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