Hyderabad: A photograph that shows police personnel washing bloodstains off the road, is viral on social media. Users claim that it is the bloodstain of farmers.

The image is accompanied with a caption in Hindi which reads:

दुःख की बात है किसानों का खून सड़को पर बह रहा है। सता में आने से पहले बड़ी बड़ी बात करते है किसानों ने बारे में और बाद में आप खुद देख लो।"

"It is a matter of great sadness that the farmers' blood is flowing on the road. Before coming to power, they talk about farmers but later you can see for yourself (sic)," reads the English translation of the message.

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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter conducted a reverse image search on Google and we came across a report published on The Indian Express in September 2013 titled 'CISF jawan killed in militant attack in Srinagar'.

The article carried the same image and mentioned that the attack took place near Iqbal Park at around 10:25 am in which two soldiers were injured. One of them later succumbed.

The image can also be found in a photo gallery published by The Indian Express.

According to The Hindu article published on September 23, 2013, two militants attacked two Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawans who were out shopping in the busy market near Iqbal Park in Srinagar. According to police, the militants used silencer-fitted pistols and fired from a point-blank range at the unarmed jawans.

The incident killed one CISF jawan, while the other got injured, Outlook reported.

Taking a cue, we found the image on PTI's old photo archives.

Evidently, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Photo shows farmers blood flowing on a road.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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