Hyderabad: A video of a crocodile holding a woman's body in its jaws is viral on social media. Users claim that the incident took place in Bisalpur dam where a crocodile killed a picnicker.



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The video was also posted on a YouTube channel on July 28, 2021.

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The post further requested people to be careful during a picnic.

Fact Check

The claim is False.

We did a reverse image search of the screengrabs of this video which directed us to a report by a website 'World Star hip hop'. According to the report, the video is from Mexico where a woman was attacked and killed by a giant crocodile off the coast of Laguna del Carpintero.

The incident was also reported by many Mexican media outlets. According to a report by Mexico Daily Post, the woman was killed when she was on the shore of Laguna del Carpintero, allegedly washing clothes.

We found a video uploaded on a Facebook page 'El Sol de Tampico' a Mexican book and magazine distributor.

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. The video of the crocodile carrying a woman's body is not from India, but from Mexico.

Claim Review :   Video of crocodile carrying woman’s body captured at Bisalpur Dam
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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