Hyderabad: A video of a group of women beating a man is going viral on social media with the claim that the man is a BJP leader.

In the short video clip, a group of women can be seen thrashing a man and dragging him.
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Fact Check

The claim is false
NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search of a screenshot from the viral video and found a Marathi tweet with the same video. The caption in Marathi translates to, "MNS women activists and office-bearers slapped the accused, including a Shiv Sena office-bearer, for luring girls into a role in a film."
We then found a report by Outlook published on 30 July 2021. According to the report, the accused had told the victim that she had been shortlisted for a role in an upcoming Hindi movie. He had asked her to meet its director/producer in Thane, who was coming from Lucknow, and told her that she had to accept his demands in order to bag the role. She was called to a farmhouse on GB Road in Thane city.

Another report by Navbharat published on 30 July 2021 said the accused took the girl in his car and in the middle of the way, he touched her inappropriately. When the car reached the farmhouse, the victim called up one of her relatives and sent her 'location' to MNS workers.
Party workers reached the spot and caught and thrashed the accused Rahul Tiwari (30), Kanchan Yadav (25), Rakesh Yadav (35), and Biralal Yadav (30). The video of the incident was posted on social media by MNS Chitrapat Sena chief Amay Khopkar. Party workers took the accused to Kasarvadavali police station where a case was registered against them under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Arms Act. The police said a country-made pistol was recovered from the accused.
We also found a video posted on the verified Facebook page of MNS Chitrapat Sena chief Ameya Khopkar.

https://www.facebook.com/662630549/videos/2618054211829335/

There were no reports or evidence that said the accused was a BJP leader.

It is evident that the claim that the video shows women beating up a BJP leader is false. The video is related to a casting couch case. Hence, the claim is false.


Claim Review :   Video of BJP leader being thrashed by a group of women.
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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