Fact Check: Scripted awareness video of woman being robbed shared as real incident

A video of a woman being robbed by a gang at a bus station is being widely shared on social media. The video shows a woman waiting at a bus station when two women offer her “prasad” laced with sedatives.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  18 April 2022 6:15 AM GMT
Fact Check: Scripted awareness video of woman being robbed shared as real incident

Hyderabad: A video of a woman being robbed by a gang at a bus station is being widely shared on social media.

The video shows a woman waiting at a bus station when two women offer her "prasad" laced with sedatives. When she falls unconscious, they rob her.


Fact Check

The video is scripted.

NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search that led us to a video uploaded on the YouTube channel "3rd eye" on 9 April 2022. The video was titled, "BE CAREFUL WITH STRANGERS UNBELIEVABLE THINGS CAUGHT AT CCTV Social Awareness Video By 3rd Eye."


At the end of the video is a disclaimer that reads, "This reel life footage is published only for the purpose of entertaining the public by making them understand how the real world situations will be and picturized to educate the public. Characters in this video are for entertainment and education purpose (sic)."


It is evident that the claim made through the viral post is false. The viral video is not of a real incident but a scripted, awareness video.

Claim Review:A video of a woman being robbed is real.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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