Fact Check: Old Video Of Stray Dog Nibbling At A Dead Body Revived Amid COVID-19 Surge

As India witnesses an unprecedented rise in the death toll amid the deadly second wave of coronavirus induced COVID-19, a heart-wrenching video of a stray dog nibbling at a dead body is being shared on social media.

A Facebook user shared the video with the caption, “Ye dekho ye to hadd hogai ab lashon ko kutte khane lag hain.”

(Translation: Look at this, this is too much, now the dogs have started eating the dead bodies.)

Here’s the link to the above post.

FACT CHECK 

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

We ran a keyword search and found that the same video was uploaded by NDTV in November 2020.

The description of the video read: A video of a stray dog nibbling at the dead body of a girl inside an Uttar Pradesh government hospital in the state’s Sambhal district has caused widespread outrage. The disturbing incident took place on Thursday after the girl was brought to the hospital following a road accident; it’s not clear whether she died before reaching the hospital.

The same was also reported by TOI and The Hindu.

The Hindu also reported that two staffers were suspended by the Chief Medical Officer Dr Amita Singh for negligence.

Times Now also quoted the father of the girl as saying, “The body of my daughter, who died in an accident, was brought to the hospital around two hours ago. There is clear negligence by the hospital staff as it has been lying unattended and dogs are feeding on it.”

This proves that the video is not related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the country and hence the post is misleading.

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