HYDERABAD: A video of a group of men pelting stones at a house, while security personnel are trying to stop them, is viral on social media. Users claim that this incident took place in West Bengal.

The caption upon translation reads: "If farmers are spreading riots in Delhi, so is BJP engaged in establishing peace in Bengal". (Archive)


NewsMeter found that this incident took place in Warangal, Telangana and not in Bengal.

We noticed the words "Warangal Police" written on a police vehicle. Using this information, we performed a keyword search and found the same video on DAILY MOTION. The video report states that this incident took place in Telangana's Warangal and the police had arrested 39 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers for allegedly attacking the residence of Telangana Rashtra Samithi lawmaker Challa Dharma Reddy on January 31.

We also found video reports by 6TV and T NEWS TELUGU that also state the incident took place in Warangal.

According to HINDUSTAN TIMES, "BJP workers had attacked the residence of TRS MLA Challa Dharma Reddy after he alleged that BJP leaders were collecting huge funds in the name of construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya without showing any accounts and were swindling the money".

The BJP workers pelted stones and eggs at the MLA's residence and damaged windowpanes, flowerpots, and other properties on the premises.

Evidently, the stone-pelting incident in the viral video is from Telangana, not Bengal.

Claim Review :   Stone pelting incident in viral video is from Telangana, not Bengalv
Claimed By :  Facebook Users
Fact Check :  False

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