Fact Check: Old picture of injured boy shared as police brutality in Varanasi

A video of an injured child bleeding from his head is widely being shared on the internet with a claim that the incident took place in Varanasi where the ‘Yogi police’ is entering mosques and killing children.

The caption of the video read: ‘#Indian_Muslims_in_danger #UNHCR #islamophobia_in_india #Kashmir * This shocking video of the Yogi Police in Varanasi (UP), how the children of the mosque and school were killed mercilessly, and showed the entire world what is happening in India * * Share please * (sic)‘.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be fake.

Varanasi Police, in a tweet, confirmed that the claim attached to the video is false. They explicitly clarified that the video is old and not from Varanasi.

We also found the same video on Twitter, dated December 20, 2019, which proves that the video is old.

NewsMobile could not independently verify the origin of the video. But, the above information establishes that video in question is old and not from Varanasi.

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