Hyderabad: A disturbing video showing a man hanging a baby girl is being widely shared on social media with the claim that it is from India. Netizens are demanding punishment for the guilty.
A Twitter user who shared the video has tagged the Uttar Pradesh police demanding harsh punishment against the culprit.
The claim is false.
NewsMeter performed a Google reverse image search of a screenshot of the video which led us to a website called Nuevaya. According to the website, the incident took place in 2017 when a man in Phuket hanged his 11-month-old baby girl live on Facebook. According to the report, the Phuket police said that 20-year-old Wutison Wongtale posted two videos on Facebook showing how he killed his daughter, shortly after which he tried to kill himself.
The incident was also reported by Reuters in 2017. It said the incident is from Thailand and the name of this girl was Natalie. According to Julos Suvanin, the police officer in charge of the case, the man was paranoid about his wife leaving him. Wutison's wife, Jiranuch Triratna, told Reuters that she had been living with him for more than a year. At first, the relationship was going well but then it had turned violent.
According to a report published by Bangkok Post, the incident took place at the abandoned Peninsula Hotel in Tambon Sakhu. The hotel is promoted as a haunted building on some tourist websites. The report said a search was launched after a woman named Jiranuch asked the police to find her husband, 21-year-old Vuthisen, who had moved in with their 11-month-old daughter some time ago after a fight.
The incident was also reported by The Washington Post.
NewsMeter also found a tweet issued by the Uttar Pradesh police refuting the post. The incident is not from Uttar Pradesh but from Phuket Island, Thailand, it clarified and shared a news report related to the incident.
It is evident that the claim made through the viral post is false. The video of an 11-month-old girl being hanged to death is not from India but from Phuket Island, Thailand, from 2017.