Fact Check: Scripted ‘Awareness Video’ Of Robbing Goes Viral With False Communal Claim

A CCTV footage has gone viral on social media in which two people can be seen robbing a couple after drugging them with smoke.

The video is going viral with a communal angle and with a caption that reads, “आपकी गली में ऐसे टोपी वाले फ़क़ीर घूमते है तो उसकी गली में घुसने न दे” (English translation, “If people with a cap like this roam in your streets then don’t let them enter your lane.”)

The link to the post can be seen here.


NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be fake.

On doing a Yandex Reverse Image Search, we found that the same video was uploaded by a Facebook page, Rock On Media, on November 10, 2021. The video was shared with a caption that read, “Thank you for watching! Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for entertainment & educational purposes only!”

The video in the end also shows a disclaimer that reads, “This reel life video footage is published only for the purpose of educating the public by making them understand how the real world situations will be. During this video making, we have taken real incidents and picturized to educate the public. Characters in this video are for entertainment and education purpose only. We Can Learn from the experience of others.”

We also reached out to the number available on the Facebook page and the article will be updated after receiving a response.

But, based on the above information, we can evidently conclude that the viral video is scripted and is being shared with a fake communal claim.

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