Video of crocodile dragging woman's body is from Mexico, not India

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.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  7 Aug 2021 6:15 AM GMT
Video of crocodile dragging womans body is from Mexico, not India

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
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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