Fact Check: Woman being assaulted by cop in viral video is NOT Hathras victim’s mother

A video of a woman being beaten up by police personnel is doing the rounds on social media. Social media users claim that the woman in the video is the mother of Hathras rape victim.

The Facebook caption read, “#Emergency_please_share….😬😬😬😡😡
Before burying the body of a girl in Hadara, Uttar Pradesh, the family members, including her mother, were detained by the police officers who beat her mother when she told her that she wanted to see at least my mole’s body. Yogi Aditya Nath prepares the image of democracy …
ഉത്തരപ്രദേശ് ഹാദരയിലെ പെൺകുട്ടിയുടെ മൃതദേഹം സംസ്കരിക്കും മുൻപ് മാതാവ് ഉൾപ്പെടെയുള്ള വീട്ടുകാരെ തടങ്കലിലാക്കി , എൻറ മോളുടെ ശവം എങ്കിലും എനിക്ക് കാണണം എന്നു പറയുമ്പോൾ മാതാവിനെ മർദ്ദിക്കുന്ന പോലീസ്സ് ഉദ്യോഗസ്ഥർ . ജനാധിപത്യത്തിൻറ ചിതയൊരുക്കി യോഗി അദിത്യ നാഥ് …
ഹിന്ദു സമൂഹം എന്നതിൽ ജീവിക്കാൻ വെബൾ കൊള്ളുന്ന എല്ലാ താഴുന്ന ജാതിയിൽ പെട്ടവരെ അറിഞ്ഞോ നിങ്ങളുടെ മരണം … കൊല്ലും നരേന്ദ്ര മോദി എന്ന ബ്രമണ നായ….”

(Google Translate: Police in Hadara (please note Hathras is misspelt as ‘Hadara’), Uttar Pradesh, have detained the family members, including her mother, before burying (please note the victim’s body was cremated and not buried) her daughter’s body. The victim’s mother was beaten up by police when she wanted to see her daughter’s mole on her body.)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false and misleading.

With the help of InVID Tool, we got the keyframes of the video. On putting one of the keyframes through Google Reverse Image Search, we found a screen grab of the video on Raftaar News dated September 29, 2020, claiming that a video of an incident from Hamirpur has gone viral wherein a woman was mistreated by police personnel.

Further, with the help of keywords search, we found another news report by Zee News dated September 30, 2020, claiming that Police officer Shyam Pratap Patel was captured in a viral video where he was seen misbehaving with a Dalit woman.

On digging further, we also found the social media news report on YouTube posted by ABP News Ganga dated September 29, 2020, claiming that the incident is from Hamirpur where police were seen misbehaving with a woman.

Moreover, we found another article in Dainik Bhaskar claiming that the woman was allegedly harassed for opening her vegetable shop in Ambedkar Nagar locality. According to the news article, SP of Hamirpur district said that an old incident has gone viral as a recent one.

Other news organisations like Sarim, Divya Bharat, Bundel Khand News, The News Now and Parda Phash also claimed that the viral video of a woman being beaten up by police is from Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh. NewsMobile could not find any credible source claiming that the woman in the viral video is the mother is of the Hathras victim.

Hence, with the help of above information it is proved that the woman in the video is not the mother of Hathras victim. Truth is that the woman is a vegetable seller of Ambedkar Nagar locality in UP’s Hamirpur.

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