HYDERABAD: A video of a brawl at a cremation ground is viral on Facebook.

Users claim that the fight took place after people jostled to get their relations cremated first.

"This fight is happening only because of one thing, who will get the wood first to cremate the dead. What have we come to (sic)," reads the translation of message.

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The claim is false.

A news bulletin by a verified youtube channel called "Inkhabar '' posted the video. In its thumbnail, it said that three brothers fought over a land dispute when they went to collect their father's ashes during the cremation at Sanganer, a suburb of Bhilwara city of Rajasthan.

Using this information, we searched online for more reports and found several that claimed the fight took place over a land dispute. According to reports by TV9 and Zee News, on the third day of the death of their father, a fight broke out between three brothers over ancestral land. After the incident, the investigation was handed over to Constable Charan Singh.

We also found the viral video uploaded by News18. The description of the video reads, "After the death of their father, the sons made the crematorium a war zone over the property".

One India said: "Bhilwara-Rajasthan: Three sons, who went to collect the ashes on the third day of the father's funeral at the crematorium of Sanganer, a suburb of Bhilwara city of Rajasthan clashed with each other over a land dispute. There was fierce fighting and the people who came for the last rites on the spot separated them with great difficulty".



The claim that the fight broke after people jostled to cremate bodies of relatives first is false. This incident took place in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Three brothers fought over ancestral land at the cremation ground.

Claim Review :   Fight broke out at cremation ground over who would cremate the body first.
Claimed By :  Social Media 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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