Fact Check: Old video of a cop being attacked by 4 men in Chennai passed off as recent

A video of four men attacking a policeman is being shared on social media with the claim that the incident took place in Tamil Nadu. Netizens are sharing the video to highlight the plight of policemen in Chennai under the DMK government.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  13 July 2022 5:26 AM GMT
Fact Check: Old video of a cop being attacked by 4 men in Chennai passed off as recent

Hyderabad: A video of four men attacking a policeman is being shared on social media with the claim that the incident took place in Tamil Nadu. Netizens are sharing the video to highlight the plight of policemen in Chennai under the DMK government.

Fact Check

NewsMeter performed an InVid search and found that many media outlets had carried the same video in 2019. NDTV and TV9 had reported that a policeman was heckled by four men on a road at night in Chennai after he tried to stop them from allegedly drinking in public. The video that was shot by an eyewitness shows the policeman surrounded by four men who try to push him to the ground and attack him.



According to a report by The News Minute, the incident took place in June 2019 on the Kodambakkam high road in Chennai. The police constable was on duty when he noticed the four drunk men allegedly trying to heckle some people on the roadside. (Watch the video here.)

Evidently, an old video is being shared as a recent incident.


Claim Review:Video of a cop being attacked by 4 men in Chennai
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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