Video of man receiving electric shock while talking over phone is scripted

The video appears to show CCTV footage of the incident. It is dated December 13, 2021.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  27 Dec 2021 9:39 AM GMT
Video of man receiving electric shock while talking over phone is scripted

Hyderabad: A video of a man receiving eclectic shock while talking over a phone that is plugged into a charging point is viral on social media.

The video appears to show CCTV footage of the incident. It is dated December 13, 2021.

Netizens are sharing the video with the text, "This is dangerous. Everyone, please beware. When drinking water and mobile put on charge. It seems he received a huge shock to his brain (sic)."


Fact Check:

Although NewsMeter was unable to find the origin of this viral video, it could be clearly identified that it was scripted.

NewsMeter has previously debunked scripted videos.

The viral video is similar to scripted videos posted by the Facebook page 'Sanjjanaa Galrani'. Galrani shares videos and scripted dramas to create awareness on the page. The logo of the CCTV camera interface and the dateline format in the viral video match her scripted videos. The viral video ends with the same "Like and Share" logo, similar to Galrani, scripted videos.

Below is a comparison between the viral video and a scripted video sample.


Clearly, the viral video is a scripted drama.

Moreover, NewsMeter searched online for recent reports on a man being electrocuted while drinking water and speaking on a charging phone. We ran a keyword search but did not find any news reports.

Claim Review:Video of a man being electrocuted while talking over a phone that was being charged is a real incident.
Claimed By:Social media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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