A video in which a man can be seen collapsing and dying post his birthday celebrations is being widely shared on social media. It is being claimed through this video that the person died because his friends were giving him “birthday bumps”.
The video is shared on Facebook with a caption in Hindi that can be roughly translated in English to, “This ridiculous way of being called today’s birthday celebration. Inadvertently took the life of his own dear friend in the course of celebrating his birthday party (the cake stuck on the mouth and nose stopped breathing) Celebrate happiness in a happy way only.”
(Original Text: आज के जमाने का बर्थडे सेलिब्रेशन कहा जाने वाला यह बेहूदा तरीका. अनजाने में अपने ही प्रिय मित्र की जान ले ली उसके जन्मदिन की पार्टी मनाने के चक्कर में (केक मुँह और नाक पर लगने से साँस आना ही बंद हो गया) खुशी को खुशियों वाले तरीके से ही मनाओ)
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NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE.
While going through some of the viral videos, we noticed a pop-up message displayed below the video. It stated, “Watch more original videos by Hamsa Nandini.”
We checked the Facebook profile of Hamsa Nandini and found the same viral video uploaded on March 2, 2020, with the caption, “DON’T CELEBRATE LIKE THIS. Thank you for watching! Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for education.”
Towards the end of the video, one can also notice a disclaimer written, “Please don’t do such things. There is a risk of death due to such acts. Thank you for watching! Please be aware that this page features scripted dramas and parodies as well. These short films are for educational purposes only.”
Thus, it is evident from the above information that a scripted educational video against violent birthday celebrations is being falsely shared as a real incident. Therefore, the viral claim is FALSE.
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