A video of a man suffocating a patient in a hospital ward is going viral on social media. Users claim that this video shows a hospital ward in Karnataka and a COVID patient is being strangled.
"What d hell z dz? Y d hell d senior citizen z been killed in d hospital? Is he doctor if he z or nt den 2 wht's d reason behind killing a citizen? wht kind f action has been taken against him if u knw abt dz incident #Karnataka (sic)," reads the message
This video has also been shared on YouTube with the title: "DOCTORS FUNDED BY ISCORPIUS TO KILL PATIENTS AND SAY THEY DIED FROM COVID."
#कोरोना के नाम पर लोगों के मारा जा रहा है #हॉस्पीटल में #सरकारी हॉस्पिटल
The claim COVID-19 patient is being strangled in an Indian hospital is FALSE. The claim that it is from Karnataka is also FALSE.
When the keyframes extracted from the video are used to perform Google reverse image search, we found that the video is NOT recent and does not relate to India. The video is from Bangladesh.
The results fetched an article from a Bangladeshi website `sokalersongbad.com', which shows the same visuals. It states that the incident occurred in Dadpur village, Boalmari, Bangladesh. A fight started between two parties over a children's cricket match, where an elderly man by the name of Mansur Mollah was choked to death.
A 23-second video of Mansur Mollah being strangled to death while undergoing treatment at the hospital was spread through social media. The video shows an unidentified man using a face mask to try to suffocate an elderly man in a hospital bed. The attacker in the video has been identified as Sirajul Islam alias Jaku Sardar.
Boalmari Police Station OC Aminur Rahman said: "We have received a 23-second video and the investigation into the whole matter is underway, including identifying the attacker who used the mask."
We also found that the video was shared in May 2020 with a discussion about the same incident that occurred in Bangladesh.
This video went viral a year back in Karnataka when COVID started with the same claim. It was debunked by SMHoaxSlayer.com in March 2020.
This claim was also debunked by Karnataka State Police Fact Check website also.
Therefore, the claim that COVID-19 patient was strangled to death in Karnataka or any other Indian hospital is FALSE. This incident occurred in Bangladesh in May 2020 and it is NOT related to COVID-19.