Fact Check: Staged Video Of Child Kidnapping Shared As Real Incident

A video, showing a burqa-clad man posing as a woman and kidnapping children, is widely shared on social media. The man can be seen chased by a car and is later caught. Sharing this video, users claim it to be a real incident. 

The video is shared on Facebook with the caption: “बुर्के की आड़ में क्या-क्या गुल खिलाए जा रहे हैं कैसे-कैसे कामों को अंजाम दिया जाता है खुद ही देख लो आतंकवाद पर नकाब है बुर्खा आतंकवाद की गतिविधियों को छुपाता है बुर्खा क्राइम को बढ़ावा देता है बुर्खा बुर्के पर बैन लगना चाहिए भारत में” 

Here’s the link to the above post


When NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, it was found to be MISLEADING. 

While looking at the Facebook post, we found an alert at the bottom of the video that reads: “Watch original movies of Sonu Choudhary Films”. Taking a cue from this, we searched through Sonu Choudhary Films profile

This Facebook page has over 3.5 million followers and its bio reads: “Prank video, funny videos, expose video, Sonu Chaudhary”. The same profile can be found on Instagram as well. 

We also found that the video had been posted on the Facebook page and its verified YouTube channel on July 14, 2021.

A disclaimer at the time stamp of 4:48 minutes reads: “Content in this video is intended for entertainment purposes only”.

Earlier also, NewsMobile had fact-checked similar claims, where scripted and awareness videos were shared as real incidents. Check here, here, here and here

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

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