Hyderabad: A video of a man torching a petrol pump is viral on social media. Users claim that the video is from Haryana.

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter searched for any reports published by the mainstream media about any such incident of burning of any petrol pump in Haryana. However, we could not find any such concrete information.

We then took a screengrab from the viral video and found this video in a flipped form on some Facebook and Instagram pages. The viral image, where the petrol pump is seen on the left, was uploaded on Iranian Facebook pages in June. The video has been flipped and gone viral.

We then performed another Google reverse image search.

We found a news article from YJC news in which a thumb image of the viral video was used. According to the news, this incident is on June 10, when a youth had set fire to a petrol pump after an altercation between a youth and a petrol pump worker in Rafsanjan, Iran.

It is therefore evident that the claim is False. The video is not from Haryana but Iran.

Claim Review :   Video of a man torching a petrol pump in Haryana
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

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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