A video of a woman being stripped, molested and tortured by a group of people was falsely claimed to be from Manipur, where a Christian girl was kidnapped by Hindu men and tortured for refusing to convert to Hinduism. The video is actually an old one from Bengaluru, Karnataka, where a Bangladeshi woman was raped and tortured by a gang of human traffickers in 2021. The Bengaluru police had arrested 12 accused in the case and filed a charge sheet against them.
The video is very shocking and sad. It shows a naked woman who is beaten, kicked and insulted by a group of men and women. The woman is crying and begging for mercy. The video was shared a lot on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. Different people said different things about the video.
Some people said that the video was from Manipur and that a Christian girl was kidnapped by Hindu men and tortured for not changing her religion. They also said that the media did not talk about this and asked for justice for the girl. Some of these people were on Twitter accounts like @T_A_backup and @SikhDiaries. They blamed the BJP-led Manipur government and said that it did not care about the minorities.
The Actual Incident
A reverse image search of some key frames from the video led us to several news reports from July 2021, which stated that the video was from Bengaluru, where a Bangladeshi woman was raped and tortured by a gang of human traffickers.
These reports said that the woman came to India with a Bangladeshi man named Rafiq. He told her that he would give her a job in Bengaluru. But he lied to her. He made her do bad things with other men and hurt her when she said no. He and his friends also made a video of this and threatened to show it to everyone if she did not listen to them.
The Bengaluru police saw the video online and started to look for the people who did this. They found 12 people, including 11 Bangladeshis and one Indian, who were involved in this case. They also saved the woman and gave her medical help.
The Bengaluru police commissioner Kamal Pant tweeted about this case on July 8, 2021. He said that the police had finished their work and filed a report against the 12 people. He also praised the police officers who solved the case and gave them Rs 1 lakh as a reward.
So, it is clear that the video is not from Manipur and the girl was not Christian. It is an old video from Bengaluru, where a Bangladeshi woman was raped and tortured by her fellow countrymen in 2021.
Intent & Conclusion
The people who shared the old video with wrong claims wanted to spread lies and trouble against the BJP-led Manipur government. They wanted to make people hate and fight with Hindus by showing them as bad people who hurt Christians.
The claim that the video shows a Christian girl being kidnapped by Hindu men and tortured in Manipur is false and wrong. The video is an old one from Bengaluru, where a Bangladeshi woman was raped and tortured by a gang of human traffickers in 2021. The Bengaluru police had caught 12 people who did this and punished them. Following a precise analysis and fact-checking, our team has reviewed the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread below. For more information about the incident, you can read the articles by NDTV.com or Times of India.
1174— D-Intent Data (@dintentdata) October 9, 2023
FACT:A sensitive video that shows a group of people, including women, harassing and torturing a naked woman has been shared, claiming that a Christian girl was kidnapped by Hindu men, ripped her clothes, and Tortured in a recent incident in Manipur.(1/3) pic.twitter.com/8vFyX8Y5hn
Claim: A Christian girl was kidnapped by Hindu men and tortured in Manipur.
Fact: The video is from Bengaluru, where a Bangladeshi woman was raped and tortured by her fellow countrymen in 2021.