Fact Check: Viral Video of Leopard Attacking Car Is From Assam, NOT Mumbai

The video of a leopard attacking a car is doing the rounds on social media, claiming that it is from Goregaon, Mumbai.

The video is shared with a caption: royal palm goregaon, behind Aarey Dairy, unit no.7 in Mumbai India.

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the post, and found it to be misleading.

With a keyword search, we found the same video in the news report by Hindustan Times, dated December 27, 2022. According to the report, the video is from Jorhat in Assam.

The description of the video reads: At least 13 people, including 3 forest officials, were injured in a leopard attack in Assam’s Jorhat district in the last 24 hours. In a video that surfaced online, the leopard was seen jumping over barbed wire and attacking a van with people inside. The incident took place at the Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), and the big cat is believed to have come out of the forest surrounding the campus.

The same video was also shared by Mirror Now and India Today on December 27, 2022. Both reports mentioned that the incident was from Assam.

Hence, it is clear that the video from Assam is being shared with misleading claims.

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