Fact Check: The Truth Behind Needle Jabbing Video

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THIS IS A CORRECTED ARTICLE

Corrected On: 19th October 2018 by Rahul Singh

Dear readers, this article has been corrected due to the request by our readers. Previously this article was published on 17th August and re-published  on 27th August. But due to incomplete information and lack of video / image resources in the article, we are publishing the Corrected Article for our readers.

Corrections Implemented:

  1. Structured the article to make it more reader friendly.
  2. Added video & images for better understanding of the claim.
  3. Added various links so that readers can do self fact checks.
  4. Abiding by our principle of maintaining transparency, we specified the various sources in the story.

In case we still missed out something, we request our readers to contact us at: info@factcrescendo.com, OR by using our contact form on “Contact Us” page OR by leaving a comment below the article.


NARRATIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

THE TRUTH BEHIND NEEDLE JABBING VIDEO DOING ROUNDS ON VARIOUS SOCIAL PLATFORMS!

A viral video of a man jabbing small school children with a deadly virus injection to either kill or kidnap them is doing rounds on various social platforms, the video claimed that the man roams around schools and prick small kids with the infected needle, the video on different social platforms claims to be of different cities, including Mumbai & Chennai.

It garnered 1,593 Retweets & 935 Likes. You can also view the archived version here

It garnered 118 Views. You can also view the archived version here

It garnered 78 Retweets & 66 Likes. You can also view the archived version here

It garnered 4357 views.

OUR FACT CHECK

Fact Crescendo Team did a fact check of this video in August and after Google Reverse Search found that it was shot near Saraswati Education Society’s High School and Junior College, which is commonly known as SES School in Thane, Mumbai.

We also found out that Mumbai’s Thane District police gave a statement to media that the person in the video was identified as Abhishek More, who was dyslexic and was in-fact jabbing school kids with a ballpoint pen instead of a syringe.

“A 21-year-old youth was detained by Naupada police on Wednesday, 8th August for poking school children with a pen and causing them injuries. The police said that Panchpakhadi1 youth reportedly suffers from dyslexia. “His father, who runs an import-export business in Mumbai, scolded him over some household work, which irked him and he set out with a pen and harmed quite a few students from a school in the presence of their parents,” said deputy commissioner of police D S Swamy. “We found that one of the minor victims was hurt on the forearm and back of the neck and a boy was poked on back,” said the cop.” Courtsey: Thane.city & TimesOfIndia

Subsequently, Abhishek was arrested by Naupada police on the 8th of August and was booked under relevant sections of IPC.

Thane police officials also investigated the video clip, and the technical analysis revealed that there was no sharp object or a needle in his hand. And as of 17th August 2018, the matter was still under investigation. Currently, this case has been resolved.

Moreover, Deputy Commissionar of Police Thane district Mr. Swami had added that “the man stays near Saraswati school and on that day he had been sent to the market and scolded by his father, he has been diagnosed with Dyslexia and his parents informed us that when he gets angry, he takes a pen or a ball or a paper and jabs people around him.”

Mr. Swami dismissed the claim that the kids were being poked with an injection. This is just somebody’s cruel idea of a prank, he added further.

Also during police search at Abhishek‘s house they did not find anything dangerous.

1 Panchpakhadi is a locality of Thane city of Maharashtra state in India. It known for Kachrali lake, head office of Thane Municipal Corporation, S.E.S. High School and Junior College, few temples and several food outlets. Courtesy: wikipedia

IN CONCLUSION

Fact Crescendo Team found that this article was based on an actual incident, which happened at Thane, Mumbai but narratives stated on various social platforms claiming it to be “a man jabbing small school children with a deadly virus injection to either kill or kidnap them” to be as false and created to invoke fear & insecurity in the hearts of parents for the safety of their children. We have analysed the various sources online and offline and confirm this message to be hoax.

Our Readers can fact check the same using few links provided below:

NDTV

BoomLive

We advise parents to fact check these types of false and misleading messages/claims on various news media & fact checking websites before forwarding to others using social media.

Special Thanks:

A heartfelt thanks & a special shout out for our reader’s Nisha & Amrit for pointing out the improvements & corrections to be done on our article published on 17th August 2018.

Their messages to us:

Nisha (message through comment section)

August 27, 2018 at 7:59 am

Hi Factcrescendo,

Where is your final analysis? Is this story true or false… It’s not very clear.

Carry on with good work but make it bit clearer for us readers.

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Amrit (message through email)

October 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

Hi Factcrescendo team,

This is in referenc to your article The Truth Behind Needle Jabbing Video where you have not incuded any video or image in the article. You need to correct this as the article is incomplete otherwise.

Amrit

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Previously Published Article

The Truth Behind Needle Jabbing Video

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Published on: August 17, 2018 

Re-published on: August 27, 2018

FACT CHECK: THE TRUTH BEHIND NEEDLE JABBING VIDEO DOING ROUNDS ON VARIOUS SOCIAL PLATFORMS!

A viral video of a man jabbing small school children with a deadly virus injection to either kill or kidnap them is doing rounds on various social platforms, the video claimed that the man roams around schools and prick small kids with the infected needle, the video on different social platforms claims to be of different cities , including Mumbai & Chennai.
However, Mumbai’s Thane district police says that the guy is identified as Abhishek More who is dyslexic and was infact jabbing school kids with ballpoint pen.
Abhishek was arrested by Naupada police on the 8th of August and was booked under relevant sections of IPC.
Thane police officials have investigated the video clip, the technical analysis revealed that their was no sharp object or a needle in his hand and the matter is still under investigation.
Moreover, Deputy Commissionar of Police Thane district Mr.Swami added that the man stays near Saraswati school and on that day he had been sent to the market and scolded by his father, he has been diagnosed with Dyslexia and his parents informed us that when he gets angry, he takes a pen or a ball or a paper and jabs people around him.
Mr. Swami dismisses the claim that the kids were being poked with an injection. This is just somebody’s cruel idea of a prank he added further.
Also during police search at Abhishek ‘s house they did not find anything dangerous.

FactCrescendo verifies this article as an incident at Thane, Mumbai.

Narratives stated on various social platforms are false. We have analysed the facts and confirm this to be hoax.

 

 


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2 thoughts on “Fact Check: The Truth Behind Needle Jabbing Video

  1. Hi Factcrescendo,
    Where is your final analysis? Is this story true or false… It’s not very clear.
    Carry on with good work but make it bit clearer for us readers.

    1. Hi Nisha,

      Thanks for your feedback.

      We have done the appropriate change in the article and given clarity on the final analysis on the article.
      We hope this helps.

      We appreciate your comments and are working towards providing better service to our reader. So, please keep sharing your feedback.

      Thanks,
      FactCrescendo Team

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