Fact Check: Is this photo of actor Poonam Pandey after she was assaulted by husband?

Model-actress Poonam Pandey has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital due to several injuries on her head caused by an alleged assault by husband Sam Bombay.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  12 Nov 2021 6:00 AM GMT
Fact Check: Is this photo of actor Poonam Pandey after she was assaulted by husband?

Hyderabad: Model-actress Poonam Pandey has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital due to several injuries on her head caused by an alleged assault by husband Sam Bombay. Following her hospitalization, a picture of an injured woman lying on a hospital bed started circulating on social media claiming it was Poonam Pandey.

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Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a video uploaded on YouTube on 24 September 2018. The title reads, "Poonam pandey | arsha pandey hospital viral video."


Using the date as a cue, NewsMeter checked for reports from August to October 2018 and found several on the murder of a woman named Poonam Pandey in Uttarakhand.

According to an August 2018 reports by Times of India and Pioneer, a woman (identified as Poonam Pandey) was brutally murdered while her daughter (identified as Arshi Pandey) was shot and left seriously injured by criminals who robbed their home in Haldwani. Reports said that sometime during the night, unidentified criminals raided their home and shot and murdered Poonam Pandey. Her daughter Arshi was also shot and had sustained a fracture. She was later hospitalized in a critical condition.


The incident was also reported by Amar Ujala and Jagran. Both identified the woman in the viral photo as Arshi Pandey, the murdered woman Poonam Pandey's daughter. Clearly, the woman in the viral photo is not actor Poonam Pandey.

Model Poonam Pandey's husband Sam Bombay was arrested by the Mumbai police for allegedly assaulting his wife. The police said Pandey was admitted to the hospital after lodging the complaint. "A case has been registered against Sam Bombay under the sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The actress has suffered serious injuries on her head, eyes and face," a Mumbai police officer told ANI.

Claim Review:Woman of injured actor Poonam Pandey who was recently hospitalized after allegedly being assaulted by her husband.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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