In the era of social media, fake news spreads like wildfire. Recently, a video has been circulating on various false claim on social media platforms showing a group of people beating a man tied to a tree. What’s more concerning is the false claim that the victim was beaten up because of his identity on suspicion of cattle theft. This blog post debunks this claim and presents the facts of the incident.
Misinformation and propaganda spreaders have been using such incidents to create communal disharmony among communities. Therefore, verifying the information before sharing it on social media is important.
The Incident: What Really Happened
The incident took place in the Shahpur area of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The victim, Mukeem, was returning from Shahpur when his car met with an accident. When he started walking on foot, several people accosted him, tied him to a tree, and thrashed him on suspicion of being a cattle thief.
Police Action and Its Impact on the Situation
The video that went viral on social media showed the man tied to a tree and beaten up by the group. However, the false claim that the victim was targeted because of his identity on suspicion of cattle theft is untrue. According to the police investigation, the accused and the victim both belong to the same religion.
The police have taken swift action against the accused and arrested two people, identified as Imran and Kasim. The authorities have requested people not to share the video as it could lead to tension and communal disharmony.
Propaganda spreaders use videos to spread fake news. They create communal tension among communities. Such incidents are not rare in India. It’s important to note. It is the responsibility of all of us to verify the information before sharing it on social media. The video shows a group beating a man tied to a tree. It’s not related to cattle theft or religion. The police have taken swift action against the accused. Justice will be served. We must be careful and responsible while consuming and sharing false claim on social media.