Hyderabad: A video of women being crushed by a water tanker has gone viral with the claim that an angry BJP activist pushed the women, who were attending the farmers' protest, under the wheels.

A member of the Indian National Congress, Alka Lamba, shared the video on Twitter and wrote that angry BJP activists pushed the elderly women farmers who were participating in the protest. Did any media show these pictures? she questioned.

Several other Twitter users also shared the video with similar claims.


Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/PRADEEPBHAIPAT1/status/1355092680716349442

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/LambaAlka/status/1355046507615907844

Fact Check:

The claim that the driver ran over the women intentionally is MISLEADING.

According to reports, it was an accident that occurred in Amritsar and was not an intentional attempt to ram the participants of the farmers' protest. Two women died and three others were seriously injured after a water tanker ran over a group of women in Vallah, Amritsar. They were going to join the sit-in being held in favour of the farmers' protests, according to Sanjiv Kumar, the SHO of Vallah police station, reported NDTV.

According to zee5.com, "A group of 50-60 women was going to the protest site (in Vallah) in solidarity with the farmers' protests when a water tanker ran over them. The villagers captured the driver and called the police to the accident site."

People also thrashed the driver on the spot. The police later filed a case and took the driver into custody. All the injured have been admitted to the Guru Ramdas Hospital.

The SHO, Vellah Sanjeev Kumar, said the driver has been identified as Shuklal Singh and an FIR has been filed against him under sections 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code.

The SHO also confirmed that the driver had no political affiliations with any party.

https://www.thequint.com/news/india/water-tanker-runs-over-women-in-punjab-cops-deny-political-claim#read-more

A video of an accident that occurred in Amritsar on 26 January 2021 is being shared with MISLEADING claims.


Claim Review :   Video of accident showing women run over by tanker in Amritsar
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  Misleading

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