FactCheck: Video of child kidnapped in suitcase is scripted

A video showing a child being kidnapped in a suitcase is being shared on social media.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  2 Jan 2022 4:46 AM GMT
FactCheck: Video of child kidnapped in suitcase is scripted

Hyderabad: A video showing a child being kidnapped in a suitcase is being shared on social media.

The video begins with a man lugging a suitcase across a deserted stretch into the woods. He is stopped by a woman who claims that she heard cries.

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NewsMeter also received the viral video on WhatsApp.


Fact Check:

NewsMeter found the claim to be false.

We performed a keyword search on Facebook with the keywords 'Child kidnapping in a suitcase'. The team found several posts.

We further split the video into keyframes and conducted a reverse image search, which took us to a YouTube page by `Talha Qureshi'. He had posted the same video.

In the comment section, one of the users said that the post is fake. The video was posted on the Facebook page `Bharti Prank'.


We searched on the YouTube page of Bharti Prank. We found a page of Raju Bharti which carried the same video with the disclaimer "This page features fictional videos; All characters appearing in the video are fictitious. The videos made are inspired by true events and are made with a motto to spread social awareness. We anyhow don't mean to defame, disrespect any religion, caste, nationality, sex, gender or any individual in any manner," he said.

https://m.facebook.com/rajubharti80/

The team also compared the man seen in the viral video and the display image of Raju Bharti. Both of them matched.


Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:A video showing a child being kidnapped in a suitcase.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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