Fact Check: Man beaten to death in a viral video is a Muslim gangster, not Hindu youth

A video of some people attacking a man with sharp weapons is viral on social media. It is being claimed that this video is from Tonk in Rajasthan where Muslim youth together killed a Hindu man.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  28 Aug 2021 11:11 AM GMT
Fact Check: Man beaten to death in a viral video is a Muslim gangster, not Hindu youth

Hyderabad: A video of some people attacking a man with sharp weapons is viral on social media. It is being claimed that this video is from Tonk in Rajasthan where Muslim youth together killed a Hindu man.

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search of a screenshot, which directed us to a video uploaded on YouTube channel 'Janashakti News' on August 9, 2021.

https://youtu.be/ott5L_eUokY


We also found this video on another YouTube channel. According to information, this video relates to the murder of gangster Anwar Sheikh. Sheikh was murdered in Haveri, Karnataka and the police have arrested Imran Choudhary in the case.

https://youtu.be/ivXBGlgh11s

We then performed a keyword search, which led to several news reports. According to 'Times of India', dreaded criminal Anwar Sheikh alias Tiger Anwar was publicly murdered on Sunday (August 10) in Savanur in Haveri district of Karnataka.

According to the report, the reason behind this murder was a dispute over extortion money. Police have arrested Imran Chaudhary, the main accused in this murder and the hunt is on for three others. The man who died was a notorious criminal and a total of 26 extortion cases were registered against him in different police stations of Goa.

Another report published on `heraldgoa.in' on August 11, four accused in the incident (Imran Choudhary-28, Tanveer Choudhary-24, Abir Choudhary-22 and Rehan Choudhary-20) have been arrested and all these accused are residents of Savanur Nagar in Haveri district.

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. The incident did not take place in Rajasthan, but Karnataka.

Claim Review:Murder in Rajasthan
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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