Hyderabad: CCTV footage of a restaurant is widely circulated on social media with a communal angle. Users claim that a Muslim boy tried to spike a girl's drink with the intention to commit rape. However, he was caught by the hotel staff.

In the video, a boy and girl are seen sitting at a restaurant table. A few seconds later, the girl gets up and goes somewhere. The boy immediately mixes something with her drink. The woman at the counter however notices it and informs the waiter. Later, the cops took the boy into custody.

"See this jihadist's action, who was planning to spike her drink and commit rape. He was caught by hotel staff," reads the translation of the message

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Fact Check:

With the help of some keywords and reverse search, NewsMeter found the viral video on the verified Facebook page of a model and actress Hamsa Nandini. "Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for educational purposes only!" reads the description of the video. The video was uploaded on October 18, 2020.

It is also mentioned that the video is a work of fiction solely made to create awareness. The subtext of the video is a message: Don't blindly trust anyone.

There was much fictional CCTV footage posted on Hamsa Nandini's Facebook page. Most videos are based on social issues and crimes.

We compared the two videos, see below for similarities.

Hence, the claim is misleading. The video is a work of fiction and made to create awareness.

Claim Review :   A Muslim boy tried to spike her Hindu girlfriends drink with the intention to commit rape
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  Misleading

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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