A video is going viral on social media. In this video, it can be seen that two youngsters are severely beaten up by some cops. Social media users claim that Jihadis were molesting Hindu Girls in Gujarat. Police caught both of them and beat them up.
Sharing this video on Twitter, a user named Munna Yadav wrote: “Thanks #गुजरात Jihadi molested a Hindu sister walking on the road, the high officials standing there took some parts of Jihadi. Shaken in this way, is a good way to improve them, only then they will improve. very nice way”. (English Translation)
Users including Vishnu Mishra, Pankaj Todarmal, and Alok Kumar Rajput also shared this video with the same caption.
To verify the claims made in the above viral video, the DFRAC team converted it into some keyframes and reverse-searched it individually on Google. We found a video uploaded on December 9, 2015, by the YouTube channel of ‘India Today. In this video, India Today stated that Eve-teasers have been thrashed by cops for molesting Girls on Roads in Gujarat’s Surat.
Moreover, the video uploaded on December 10, 2015, by News X’s YouTube channel, also claimed that Surat police beat up two youths who molested girls.
At the same time, neither the identity of the victim nor the identity of the accused has been mentioned anywhere in the media reports.
DFRAC’s Fact-Check clears that the viral video was uploaded 7 years ago, not recently. The identities of the victims and the accused have not been mentioned anywhere in the media reports. Hence, the claim of social media users is false.