Hyderabad: A newspaper clipping claiming that Osama bin Laden's daughter Zoya is marrying Bhojpuri singer Pradeep Maurya is viral on social media.




Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a Keyword Search, which directed us to a report on CNN's website. According to the website, none of Osama bin Laden's daughter's name is Zoya.

We then performed a Google Reverse Image Search which directed us to many videos of Pradeep Maurya on a YouTube channel named 'Gorakhpur Film City'.

Similarly, we also came to know that the picture of the man used in the News is of Pradeep Maurya. It was taken from a blog `Filmcity Gorakhpur'.

We then performed another Google Reverse Image Search of the girl in the news clipping which directed us to a verified Instagram account of `Sairoz' with 1.6 million followers.

We did not find any news report on any of Osama's daughters' marriage.

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. The girl in the viral news clipping is not Osama's daughter.

Claim Review :   Osama bin Ladens daughter Zoya is going to marry singer Pradeep Maurya
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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