Digital Forensic, Research and Analytics Center

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img
HomeFact CheckFact-Check: Hindu boy set on fire because of his love affair?

Fact-Check: Hindu boy set on fire because of his love affair?

Published on

Subscribe us

On October 5, 2021, many users on Twitter and Facebook began posting a newspaper clipping of a newspaper report on the death of  Hindu boy after he was burnt alive by his girlfriend’s Muslim family.

People seemed to claim that this incident was extremely serious and was not being reported by any major news media places.

Fact-Check:

However, when we performed keyword searches about the incident on google, we found various reports of the incident but they dated back to 2012. News18 reported that Jithu fell in love with a girl and was unable to convince her family to let her marry him. This led to Jithu attempting to self-immolate himself in front of the family by dousing kerosene on himself. Jithi ultimately died from his burns.

Several Malayali news media outlets also reported on the incident.

Since this incident took place in 2012, this claim is misleading.

- Advertisement -[automatic_youtube_gallery type="channel" channel="UCY5tRnems_sRCwmqj_eyxpg" thumb_title="0" thumb_excerpt="0" player_description="0"]
DFRAC Editor
DFRAC Editorhttps://dfrac.org
Digital Forensics, Research and Analytics Centre (DFRAC) is a non-partisan and independent media organisation which focuses on fact-checking and identifying hate speech. With the popularisation of the internet came the challenge of information overload and often times, our feeds are overpopulated with conflicting, incendiary and false information which is increasingly becoming difficult to ignore and not believe in

Popular of this week

Latest articles

 Did Supriya Shrinate call Rahul Gandhi a Dhongee Hindu? Read- Fact Check

A video is getting viral on social media sites with a claim that Congress...

Does the passenger break window panes of the flight for not allowing namaz in flight? Read- Fact Check

A video is getting viral on social media sites. While sharing this video, users...

Old video of voter fraud at the West Bengal Assembly elections 2022 getting viral as Gujarat elections? Read-fact check

The first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections took place on December 1, 2022....

Did Digvijaya Singh pray to Allah on the Hindu leader’s death? Read- Fact Check

Congress leader Mangilal Shah passed away on his way to Madhya Pradesh to attend...

all time popular

More like this

 Did Supriya Shrinate call Rahul Gandhi a Dhongee Hindu? Read- Fact Check

A video is getting viral on social media sites with a claim that Congress...

Does the passenger break window panes of the flight for not allowing namaz in flight? Read- Fact Check

A video is getting viral on social media sites. While sharing this video, users...

Old video of voter fraud at the West Bengal Assembly elections 2022 getting viral as Gujarat elections? Read-fact check

The first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections took place on December 1, 2022....

Did Digvijaya Singh pray to Allah on the Hindu leader’s death? Read- Fact Check

Congress leader Mangilal Shah passed away on his way to Madhya Pradesh to attend...

The reality of “Love Jihad” propaganda and the agenda Behind it

The brutal killing of 27-year-old Shraddha by her partner shocked the whole nation deeply....

Fact Check: Did Nadav Lipid apologize and call ‘The Kashmir File’ brilliant?

The Israeli Film maker and critic termed the movie The Kashmir Files, ‘a vulgar...