Hyderabad: A post is widely being shared on social media claiming that famous Haryanvi dancer Sapna Choudhary passed away in a road accident.

Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter visited Sapna Choudhary's Instagram handle. She had posted two stories about her shoots on September 08, 2021.

The news of the dancer passing away has been going viral for the past couple of days. However, it is to be noted that she has been active on her social media over the past couple of days. She had also shared a post on September 6, 2021.

It is to be noted that there were no reports by any mainstream media about Haryanvi dancer's death.

Meanwhile, few viral posts had a news video of a road accident in Haryana. Taking a cue from this, we performed a Keyword Search which led us to a YouTube video by India News Haryana.

According to the video, on August 29, there was a road accident near Sirsa in Haryana in which four people were seriously injured and a 30-year-old girl had died. According to reports, she was a music artist and her name was also Sapna. India News Haryana also ran news about the incident.

We lastly found a report by Amar Ujala published on August 30, 2021. In Fatehabad, an accident occurred when members of the dance group were returning to Sirsa after celebrating their partner's birthday. A girl was killed, while four other s were seriously injured.

The accident occurred when the driver lost control of a speedy car after seeing a cow approaching the road. The car rolled over and fell into the fields. Thirty-year-old Sapna died in the accident. The matter was reported to the Ding police station.

After recording the statements of the relatives of the deceased, the police handed over the body to the relatives after conducting a post-mortem. The incident happened on Sunday night.

It is therefore evident that the claim is False as Haryanvi dancer Sapna Choudhary is alive and doing well. Her namesake died in the accident

Claim Review :   Sapna Choudhary passed away in a road accident
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021.

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