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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh — Journalist Got Injured In An Accident, Propagandists Circulate Communal Claims: Fact-Check 

A video or sensitive image of an injured man laying on a stretcher has gone viral with the false accusation that Muslim community of the Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, attacked journalist Ravi Tiwari.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @SonOfBharat7 added “4 Muslims beat up a journalist so badly The poor guy is fighting between life and death right now. History sheeter Monish Siddiqui, Babban Bawali Firoz and Mohammad attacked journalist Ravi Tiwari, admitted to hospital in critical condition…” in a twitter post on April 28, 2024. The tweet has received an about 578.1k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @bhagwakrantee, @TheAnuragRao, @Ram__rks, Shubham Shukla made the same claim that the Muslim community in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh attacked the journalist named Ravi Tiwari. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The police said that it was discovered during the inquiry that he had been in a road accident. Thus far, the evidence gathered to shed light on the occurrence has not revealed that the incident actually occurred as the users have stated. So, the claim that the journalist named Ravi Tiwari was attacked by people belonging to the Muslim community in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, according to the viral video is not true at all.

@lkopolice tweeted “Bite given by @DCPWEST1 regarding the incident of assault on a media person under Police Station Bazarkhaala area. @Uppolice#Lkopolice_On_Duty” on April 28, 2024.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating sensitive visuals with false claims to set their narrative to create communal disharmony in the state. A sensitive image/video that shows an Injured man lying on a stretcher has been shared with a misleading claim that a journalist named Ravi Tiwari was attacked by people belonging to the Muslim community in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. According to the police, during the inquiry, it was discovered that he was involved in a road accident. Until yet, the information gathered to investigate the incident has not revealed that anything occurred as alleged by the users.

Conclusion:

Fact : According to the police, during the investigation, it was found that he had a road accident. Until now, from the evidence obtained to unveil the incident, it has not been found that it took place as claimed by the users.

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