Fact Check: Video showing assault on bus driver is from Kerala, not Tamil Nadu

A video of a bus driver being assaulted is going viral on social media with the claim that the incident took place recently in Tamil Nadu.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  31 Dec 2021 11:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video showing assault on bus driver is from Kerala, not Tamil Nadu

Hyderabad: A video of a bus driver being assaulted is going viral on social media with the claim that the incident took place recently in Tamil Nadu. People sharing the video are claiming that law and order in Tamil Nadu has deteriorated.


Fact Check:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found that many media organizations like Mirror Now, Asian News Net, and Times of India had carried the video in March 2018.

According to the reports, a road rage incident took place in Kerala's Manakkad where a government bus driver was physically assaulted after overtaking a car. Three youngsters from that car barged into the bus and assaulted the driver. The driver was rushed to the hospital after his nose started bleeding and the three youth were arrested.

The incident was also reported by India Today. According to the local police, a group of people waylaid a Kerala government bus at Olavakkode (Kerala) and barged into the bus and started attacking the driver. The driver sustained injuries on his face and was admitted to Mannarkkad Government Hospital.

The Tamil Nadu police tweeted a screenshot of the viral video and refuted the claim that the video was from Tamil Nadu. The video is from an incident that took place in Kerala, it said and warned that strict legal action will be taken against those spreading such false news.

The video is from an incident that took place in Kerala in 2018. Thus, the claim is false.

Claim Review:A video of a bus driver being assaulted in Tamil Nadu.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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