A picture of the lifeless body of a girl in a pink dress along with a wedding card has gone viral all over social media claiming that she is a victim of ‘Love Jihad’.
Social media users are also linking the girl to the wedding card.
The Facebook read, “लव जिहाद का आखिरी पड़ाव….”मौत”#लव_जिहाद”
(End of love jihad leads to′′ Death ′′#लव_जिहाद)
We also found a similar post on Twitter as well.
लव जिहाद का आखिरी पड़ाव.”मौत”
मैंने अक्सर देखा है या तो लड़की को प्रताड़ित किया जाता है या उसे मार काट कर फेंक दिया जाता है हमे अपने घर की महिलाओं को यह बात जरूर बतानी चाहिए कि इन विसेस समुदाय से किसी भी प्रकार की मित्रता न करे, औऱ अगर लड़की को कोई छेड़ता हैं तो बताए#लव_जिहाद pic.twitter.com/lJfN4FA9Tt
— वकील साहिबा (@Lawyer_Kalpana) September 12, 2020
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be misleading.
On putting the picture through Google Reverse Image Search, we found it in a news article by News Break dated September 12, 2018, claiming that this is the picture of honour killing in Bengal.
We also found that the same incident was reported by DNA and Hindu Jagruti in September 2018 claiming that father of a Muslim girl allegedly killed his daughter in West Bengal to prevent her from getting married to a Hindu boy.
Further with the help of Bengali keywords search, we found an article on Zee News dated September 12, 2018, claiming that court took the statement of the victim’s boyfriend at Burdwan in West Bengal.
Further, on putting the wedding card through Google Reverse Image Search, we could not find any authentic source but this card has been in circulation on social media since 2019.
Firstly, when we look at the card carefully we can see that marriage of Sameer Khan (Raja) and Prerna Vyas (Ayasha Khan) was on October 22, 2019, and the incident of honour killing took place in 2018.
Secondly, Karan was the name of the victim’s boyfriend mentioned in Zee News but the name imprinted on the card is of Sameer Khan or Raja. Karan is not mentioned anywhere.
Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that the victim of honour killing is falsely linked to ‘love jihad’. Also, this crime scene has no relation with the wedding card. The post is just spread widely to mislead the masses.
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