No, the car didn’t kill a Muslim woman and her daughter.

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Claim: A video has been going viral on social media platforms that claims that it is of a Muslim woman and child getting deliberately hit because of Islamophobia at Uttar Pradesh, India. The video shows a car moving on the road and then moving to hit people who were walking on the side and then it sped away. The message attached to the video reads:

“This video is from UP where a #Muslim woman and her #minor #daughter was #killed by an Alto Car. The driver had deliberately killed the Muslim women and her daughter might be because of Growing Islamophobia? Disturbing visuals: Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon!”

 

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The video has over 10,000 views on Facebook.

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Many people have tweeted the post with the same claim several times on Twitter as well.

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YouTube

The video has also been up on YouTube with the same claim attached to it.

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Truth

The claim is false. When a key frame search was carried out, tweets stating the location and asking the police to look into the accident was found. When followed it by a keyword search it was found that News18 had covered the news in their broadcast. Following that by a keyword search, articles were found reporting the incident. The accident happened at Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, India. The articles mentions the name of the women as “Usha Devi” and daughters name as “Pushpanjali”/”Bholi”. Jagaran, Amar Ujala and Purvanchal24 have published articles about the incident. Factly and India Today has also debunked this claim.

The accident did occur and it also looks very suspicious but the claim that it was due to Islamophobia is wrong. The victims were not Muslims. This video was taken and a fake caption was attached to give it a communal angle.

 

 

Source: News18 UP Uttarakhand

 

Source: Jagaran

 

Source: Amar Ujala

 

Source: Purvanchal24

 

Source: Factly

 

Ashitha S. Prasad
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