Rajasthan cop did not fake injury, viral claims are false

Social media users are sharing a video claiming a Rajasthan policeman faked a head injury during the Jodhpur riots.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  11 May 2022 4:51 AM GMT
Rajasthan cop did not fake injury, viral claims are false

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing a video claiming a Rajasthan policeman faked a head injury during the Jodhpur riots.

Users say newspapers too have misled people by publishing photos of the policeman with alleged fake injuries.


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Fact Check

The claim is misleading.

NewsMeter searched with relevant keywords and found the same photo of an injured policeman in articles published by several media outlets. All these news articles reported it as the visuals of a policeman injured during the Jodhpur clashes.

https://www.etvbharat.com/hindi/rajasthan/state/jodhpur/social-media-calls-cops-injury-lie-in-jodhpur-violence-but-fir-says-its-true/rj20220506135954764764888

https://epaper.bhaskar.com/detail/1015946/113001401764/rajasthan/04052022/17/image/

On searching for further details, we found that Jodhpur Police had tweeted on 06 May 2022 and issued a clarification regarding the viral claims. Jodhpur Police said ASI Dhanaaram did sustain a head injury during the communal clashes.

Jodhpur Police shared a few other pictures in their tweet showing clear visuals of injuries on ASI Dhanaaram's face & forehead. Jodhpur Police informed that the policeman was immediately taken to the hospital after the incident and an FIR was registered at the Sardarpura police station in Jodhpur.

The 'BOOM' fact-checking team had contacted ASI Dhanaaram for more clarification. ASI Dhanaaram said, "I cleaned my face with the handkerchief before tying it on my forehead. In the video, there's no blood on my face but blood can be seen on the handkerchief and my hand. I had received a head injury".

ASI Dhanaaram had also shared a few other pictures with 'BOOM' that clearly show the injury mark on his head.

Hence, the claim is misleading.

Claim Review:Video of a Rajasthan Policeman faking a head injury during the Jodhpur communal riots.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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