Mathura Ayushi Yadav murder case falsely given 'love jihad' angle

Following the brutal Shraddha Walker murder case, rumours about “love jihad” have taken the internet by storm.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  22 Nov 2022 12:48 PM GMT
Mathura Ayushi Yadav murder case falsely given love jihad angle

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Hyderabad: Following the brutal Shraddha Walker murder case, rumours about "love jihad" have taken the internet by storm.

Recently, a set of photos of a dead woman wrapped in a plastic sheet have surfaced online. It claims that she was murdered in the name of love jihad.

'Love Jihad' is a term used by right-wing groups and activists to allege a concerted effort by Muslim men to convert Hindu women to Islam through marriage. Although it is a far-right conspiracy theory, it is still the most-used term when it comes to Hindu-Muslim relationships.

One Twitter user shared the photos suggesting the woman and the man who killed her belonged to different communities.

Fact Check

NewsMeter ran a reverse image search and found a tweet by the official handle of Mathura police. They said a suitcase stuffed with the body of a dead woman was found on the Yamuna Expressway in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh on 18 November.

The police later identified the woman as Ayushi Yadav, a resident of Delhi's Badarpur.

Ayushi had a heated argument with her father on 17 November as she had married a man named Chatrapal without informing anyone at home. The angry father then shot Ayushi twice in rage. They kept the body at their home for the night and disposed of the body wrapped in a trolley bag on the Yamuna Expressway.

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We then ran a keyword search to look for reports about the murder and found a report by The Times of India that called it a case of honour killing.

It is evident that Ayushi was murdered by her father with the help of her mother and brother in the name of "honour." There is no communal angle to the story.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Aysushi murder case given an angle of Love Jihad.
Claimed By:Social media user
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Instagram
Claim Fact Check:False
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