A few days ago, a disturbing video resurfaced on social media platforms, depicting a painful incident where a group of young men were seen stripping and molesting a girl. The video was being circulated with false claims that it was a recent occurrence. However, upon closer investigation, it was revealed that the video was, in fact, over five years old and had taken place in Bihar’s Jehanabad in 2018. The incident involved a teenage girl who was subjected to molestation by a group of eight individuals, most of whom were teenagers themselves. The old sensitive video of Girl Molestation From Jehanabad, Bihar was shared by many users such as Gopal Goswami (@igopalgoswami), @SameerSinghVNS and many more.
The Truth Behind the Video
According to reports from April 30, 2018, by the Times of India [archive], six of the perpetrators seen in the video had been arrested by the Bihar police after the video garnered significant attention online. The police took swift action upon receiving the video, which had been shared on social media platforms by witnesses who apparently failed to intervene. While six of the attackers were arrested, two more individuals from the video remained missing at the time.
Senior IPS officer Nayyar Hasnain Khan had spearheaded a special team to investigate the video, which had sparked outrage among thousands of viewers. The video depicted the girl’s helpless struggle against her attackers, who callously tore her clothes off. Despite her efforts to fight back, the attackers could be heard jeering and laughing. Shockingly, the onlookers present failed to intervene or offer assistance, with one person even recording the incident. The attackers, a majority of whom were teenagers, were later identified and apprehended, with a key lead being a motorcycle visible in the video.
Misinformation and its Implications
The resurfacing of this old video amid the recent wave of misinformation, notably after Manipur’s viral Video, highlights the dangerous consequences of spreading false claims. Misinformation propaganda accounts often recycle old videos from different incidents, sometimes from non-BJP states, without considering the impact on India’s global image.
In conclusion, the video showing the molestation of a teenage girl from Jehanabad, Bihar, which has recently been circulated with false claims as a recent incident, is actually an old video from 2018. The Bihar police had taken appropriate action against the perpetrators involved in the incident when it occurred. Following comprehensive analysis and meticulous fact-checking, our team has investigated the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread embedded below.
Claim: A video depicting a recent incident of girl molestation in Bihar is circulating online claiming it to be of recent times.
Fact: Misleading and distorted facts, the video being shared is an old incident from 2018 in Jehanabad, Bihar, involving a teenage girl being molested.
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