Fact Check: Old Video Of Man Hunting Deer In Bangladesh Falsely Linked To Fictitious BJP Leader

A video has surfaced on social media platforms showing a man shooting a deer inside a fenced ground. The video is being shared with the claim that it shows BJP leader Anil Upadhyay hunting in a park. 

A Facebook user shared the video with the caption in Hindi that can be roughly translated to, “Salman Khan is still doing rounds of courts in the deer hunting case. But this BJP MLA Anil Upadhyay is learning to hunt deer in a park. Make this video viral so that the court punishes him.”

The video is viral on Twitter and Facebook with the same caption in Hindi.

Similar posts can be found here, here, and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim made to be false.

On performing Reverse Image Search using the keyframes of the video, we found one of the keyframes used as a cover image in an article published by The Daily Star on July 12, 2015. The article was titled, “Who is the beast?”

As per the article, the incident took place at a farm in Bangladesh’s Chittagong on July 4, 2015.

Moin Uddin, the man seen in the video, took to Facebook and wrote a long note about the details mentioned in the article. He wrote, “In Australia and New Zealand, deer hunting is a normal matter where you can go and hunt a deer in the farm. I would like to sincerely apologize to the people who were shocked or upset viewing the video. I promise I never will do so that kind of activity again.”

In 2020, NewsMobile debunked the same video which was shared with a similar false narrative.

This viral video of a man shooting a deer is NOT from Bengal; here’s the fact check

 

Moreover, we also checked the Myneta.info website and found that there is no BJP leader by the name of Anil Upadhyay.

NewsMobile has earlier debunked several fake claims viral in the name of ‘BJP leader Anil Upadhyay’, which can be accessed here, here, and here.

Hence, we can conclude that a video of a five-year-old incident from Bangladesh is being shared with a false claim that it shows a BJP leader hunting deer in a park.

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