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Old Video Of a Molester Named Baju Salim From London Circulated With False Claims: Fact-Check 

A video has surfaced showing a group of people questioning a man in a purple t-shirt while he begs for mercy. The video claims that a Hindu was sexually assaulting a girl in Britain, and when the British surrounded him and arrested him, he began crying and pleading for mercy.

@wwalidwalid300 tweeted “A Hindu was sexually assaulting a girl in Britain, and when the British surrounded him and arrested him, he started crying and begging them for mercy! For those who do not know: #India is the most dangerous country in the world for women and the one that harasses” on Jan 2, 2024. The tweet has received an about more than 1k views on X.

Several other accounts, including Crime Reports India (“@AsianDigest“) made the same claim that a Hindu was sexually abusing a girl in Britain; when the British surrounded him and arrested him, he began sobbing and pleading for mercy. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

After some investigation, we discovered the same video on the Facebook page of an online child protection organization called “Scorpion Hunters UK”. According to the Facebook page, Baju Salim is featured in this video. He was caught in 2019 when he attempted to have sex with an 11-year-old girl in London.

British Malayali posted an article about this incident on August 2, 2019. The video was also uploaded in Facebook page named Scorpion Hunters UK on July 28, 2019.

Check out the full video here:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propaganda accounts from Pakistan are circulating old videos with false claims to target a particular community. A video has gone viral showing a group of people questioning a man wearing a purple t-shirt as he begs for mercy. It purports that a Hindu was sexually assaulting a girl in Britain and that when the British apprehended him, he broke down in tears and begged for forgiveness. Research led us to the discovery of the same video on the Facebook page of an online child protection organisation called “Scorpion Hunters UK”. Based on the Facebook page, this video shows Baju Salim, who was caught in 2019 when he attempted to have sex with an 11-year-old girl in London.

Conclusion:

Fact : We investigated and discovered that the same video was posted on the Facebook page of an online child protection organisation called “Scorpion Hunters UK”. This video, according to the Facebook page, features Baju Salim, who was captured in 2019 when he attempted to have sex with an 11-year-old girl in London.

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