A farmer in Rajasthan being strapped, held captive and beaten in public – Fake or Real?

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This picture with the text message has been widely shared across the social media, especially facebook, whatsapp and twitter. So what is the truth behind this news?

A page named ‘Bhakto ka baap Ravish Kumar’ had also shared the post with its 1 lakh followers on May 30. It was shared more than 1,000 times. Another Facebook page named ‘Haryana ki baat’ with nearly 1 lakh followers circulated the image as well.

The post is also shared on Twitter, with the caption: “A farmer in Rajasthan being strapped, held captive and beaten in public by police for his inability to repay Rs 1,000 loan. Where’s justice?”

See an example of this here

As per Google reverse image search, the incident for this viral image is from 10th April 2016. As per Hindustan Times article, a police inspector publicly humiliates and beats a man accus

ed of raping his daughter-in-law in Rajkot. The city police continue to indulge in the practice of public shaming called ‘Sarbhara’

The picture being shared and based on it various false narratives are being pushed on social media.

Hindustan Times Official Facebook page carried the true story behind the picture. See here

Also various Fact Checking websites also confirmed that this was a fake news. Please refer:

Ayupp                      |.           AltNews

 

The incident for this viral image is from 10th April 2016 and being used by various people to push false narrative on social media.

 

 

 


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