A video of a cop mercilessly killing a couple is doing rounds on social media.
Facebook users shared the video with the caption, “Indian police are very dangerous.”
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
We then ran another search based on this and the search led us to a tweet by Rahul Srivastav, Additional SP Anti Terrorist Squad of Uttar Pradesh Police, who took to Twitter to rubbish the claim.
“#FactCheck– A video of a gory murder by a cop outside a restaurant is floating since today morning on #socialmedia, triggering queries & confusion. On verification, it’s attributed to a #webseries shot outside ‘Friends Cafe’ in Karnal Haryana as per the manager of the Cafe,” he tweeted.
— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) April 12, 2021
Based on this we did some more digging and were able to reach out to Vinay Kuhar–the actor who played a cop in the video.
Vinay confirmed to NewsMobile that the scene is in fact a part of an upcoming web series. “This is a scene of our web series,” Vinay told NewsMobile.
Vinay also shared some more pictures of the shoot with NewsMobile.
Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the video is being circulated with a misleading claim.
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