Did a man in Goa come up with an innovative way to make people stay indoors ?

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A Prank video is viral, tweeted by few media houses and journalists claimed to be recent and from Goa. It shows a man wearing a ghost looking suit jumping suddenly in front to a motorcycle on a bridge because of which the rider gets afraid, turns around and leave and the pillion rider climbs the bridge whom the prankster follows.

One of the India’s leading News House – India Today‘s tweet (archive) –

“Take a look at this man’s innovative way to make people stay indoors in #Goa. #usergeneratedcontent #stayhomestaysafe #coronavirus

 

Tweet by Smita Prakash, Editor at Asian News International (ANI) was retweeted for more than 2600 times (archive)

 

 

 

JIO News (archive)

 

Rahul Kanwal, Anchor, News Director, from India Today, He didn’t mention Goa though (archive)

 

 

Truth

This prank video is neither from Goa, nor related to LockDown or Corona Outbreak at all. The video almost a year old, i.e. May 2019 and is from Jakarta, Indonesia.

On being corrected by SMHoaxSlayer, they have tweeted a correction in reply to rheir wrong tweet.

While the original tweet has been retweeted by more than 2600 people, the correction is retweeted only by 8.

 

 

Proof –

Following is a credible media house from Indonesia who published this News on 17th May 2019.

 

Headline

"Hilarious, Men Climbing Bridge After Seeing 'Pocong'"


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