HYDERABAD: A video of a Muslim man thrashing a minor in what seems to be a Madrasa is viral on social media. Users claim that this took place in India.

NewsMeter found that the claim is false as the incident took place in Bangladesh.

A social media user tweeted the video and tagged several Indian media outlets, while another wrote, "Why UP govt wants CCTVs in Madrasas".

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We performed a reverse image search and found a report by DHAKA TRIBUNE that states that the incident took place at a Madrasa located near Konak Community Centre at Hathazari, Bangladesh. The abuser, identified as Md Yahya, was a teacher at Al Markazul Quran Islamic Academy. He had grabbed the boy by the neck, taken him into a room, thrown him on the floor, and thrashed him with a cane

Another report by THE BUSINESS STANDARD also states that the incident took place in Chittagong's Hathazari. Yahya was arrested by Hathazari Police after a case was filed. He was also fired from the institution. " Hathazari Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rafiqul Islam said that the student's father had filed a case with the Hathazari Police Station alleging that the child had been abused. Although they did not agree to sue at first, they were persuaded later", reads the report.

This incident took place in Bangladesh and has been falsely linked to India.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Muslim man thrashing a minor is from india
Claimed By :  Twitter 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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