Fact Check: Hindu man who died in bull attack mistaken for Muslim, mocked by social media users

Social media users are sharing a 30-second CCTV footage of a bull attacking an elderly man, tossing him in the air.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  29 July 2021 2:28 PM GMT
Fact Check: Hindu man who died in bull attack mistaken for Muslim, mocked by social media users

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing a 30-second CCTV footage of a bull attacking an elderly man, tossing him in the air. Several people mocking are his death claiming that a Muslim man was attacked by Hindu deity 'Nandi' on Bakrid. (archive link)



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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter found a report by The Tribune from 12 July that stated, "The deceased has been identified as Deep Chand (65) of Sondhapur village (Panipat). The incident got recorded by a CCTV camera installed at a nearby building."

Keyword searches found several other news reports about the incident that identified the man as Deep Chand.

https://hindi.news18.com/news/haryana/panipat-in-just-29-seconds-the-bull-killed-the-old-man-in-panipat-watch-video-hrrm-3654503.html

https://haryana.punjabkesari.in/haryana/news/man-killed-in-bull-attack-in-panipat-1418717

https://news-punjab.com/%E0%A4%AC%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%9C%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%97-%E0%A4%95%E0%A5%8B-%E0%A4%86%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%BE-%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%A1-%E0%A4%A8%E0%A5%87-%E0%A4%AE/

ETV Bharat had also reported the elderly man's death. The report said he was admitted to Civil Hospital in Panipat and later shifted to PGI Rohtak. Deep Chand succumbed to his injuries. ETV has also shared a photo of the deceased.

Many other fact-check organizations have debunked the claim, too.

Hence, the claim that the video shows a Muslim man being attacked by a bull is false. News reports prove that the man was a Hindu named Deep Chand.

Claim Review:Video of a Muslim man being attacked by a bull.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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