Hyderabad: A video of a partly-charred corpse of a woman who was set on fire has gone viral on social media. The incident allegedly took place in Uttar Pradesh. The video has gained prominence against the backdrop of a recent series of violent crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh.

One user shared the video and wrote, "This is our India. Can someone be burnt like this? Is this what woman empowerment means? This is how daughters are being killed in Uttar Pradesh."

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Fact Check:

The claim that the incident took place in Uttar Pradesh is FALSE.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search using a few keyframes extracted from the video and found a report by Saaksha TV. According to the report, the incident took place in Mysore. "The inhumane incident took place at Kallur near Ravandur, 20 km from Periyapatnam. At around 7 a.m this morning, an unidentified young woman doused herself in petrol and set herself on fire."

We also found a report by The Times of India that said the woman was set on fire in Kellur village under the Periyapatna police limits (Mysore).

Reports by The Hindu and City News also confirmed that the incident took place in Mysore. The Mysore district police arrested the woman's boyfriend and his associate on charges of murdering the woman.

From the reports, it is clear that the incident took place in Mysore, Karnataka, and not Uttar Pradesh. Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Video of woman’s charred corpse is from UP
Claimed By :  Facebook Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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