Fact Check: Scripted ‘Awareness’ Video On Child Kidnapping Shared With False Communal Angle

A video in which a woman can be seen running away with a child is being widely shared on social media with a claim that it is a case of child kidnapping. Many social media users are sharing this video claiming that a woman from the minority community is kidnapping children from parks. 

The video is being shared on Facebook with a caption in Hindi that can be roughly translated in English to, “All friends are requested to share this video as much as possible, see how this jihadi woman steals a child from the park and takes her to beg, as many parents as there are, take more care of your child, pay more attention ever Don’t let her go to play alone in the park, otherwise see how this woman was stealing four or five children and says she breaks her arms and legs and beg everyone, beware of all these children, see this jihadi Muslim woman how to do it was carrying the baby.”

(Original Text: सभी मित्र बंधुओं से निवेदन है इस वीडियो को ज्यादा से ज्यादा शेयर करें देखिए यह जिहादी औरत कैसे पार्क में से बच्चे को चुरा कर भीख मंगवाने के लिए ले जाती है जितने भी माता-पिता हैं अपने बाल बच्चे को ज्यादा ख्याल रखें ज्यादा ध्यान दें कभी पार्क में अकेले खेलने मत जाने दे नहीं तो देखें यह एक औरत चार पांच बच्चे को कैसे चुरा कर ले कर जा रही थी और कहती है हाथ पैर तोड़ कर भीख मंगवाते हैं इन सब बच्चों से सभी सावधान हो जाएं यह जिहादी मुस्लिम औरत देखिए कैसे करके बच्चे को लेकर जा रही थी)

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FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE. 

On closely observing closely, we saw a description at the beginning of the viral video that stated, “The content made in this video should be considered for entertainment purposes only, the information contained herein is not intended to be a source of advice or credit analysis with respect to the information presented, any action you take inspiring from the video is strictly at your own risk and we will not be liable for any losses or damages in connection with the use of information available in this video. We respect every individual, profession, and organisation any roleplay we perform is solely to entertain you and not intended to hurt the sentiments of any person or community. Investing is always subjected to market risk; this is the viewer’s responsibility to verify their own facts before investing.”  The disclaimer states that the video is scripted. 

Further, we extracted keyframes from the viral video and performed a Reverse Image Search. This search directed us to a Facebook page that uploaded the same viral video on December 9, 2021. The about section of the page reads, “Pranks x Expose.” 

Earlier too, NewsMobile had fact-checked similar ‘awareness’ and ‘educational’ videos which went viral with false claims. Check them here, here, here, and here

Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral claim is false. 

 

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