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Fact-Check: 2021 Incident of Molestation of Woman in Bihar Shared as Recent

This video dates back to 2021 and shows an incident from Saran, Bihar.

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(Trigger Warning: Mention of sexual assault)

A distressing video showing a woman riding pillion on a bike getting physically assaulted by a group of men is going viral on social media.

The claims comes after another horrific video, showing three women being paraded naked in Manipur, went viral last week.

The claim: It stated that this is a recent incident from Bihar.

(Note: We have refrained from adding any archive links due to disturbing nature of the visuals.)

This video dates back to 2021 and shows an incident from Saran, Bihar.

The video is viral on Facebook and Twitter. 

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

The truth: Although the video is indeed from Saran, Bihar, it is an old incident.

  • The video dates back to September 2021.

  • The police had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and lodged an FIR against six persons.

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How did we find out the truth?: We performed a reverse image search on some of the keyframes of the video and found an old Facebook post of the video.

  • The video was posted on 5 October 2021, and the caption read that the video is from Bihar's Chhapra city.

  • We also came across a Hindi news report from Daily News posted on 6 October 2021.

  • The report carried screenshots from the viral video and stated that this took place in Bihar's Saran district.

  • It added that after the District SP Santosh Kumar started investigation about the viral video, four accused were arrested.

  • Another report from Hindustan Times also states that this incident happened in Saran district’s Lakshman-Chak locality under Dariyapur police station on 27 September 2021.

This video dates back to 2021 and shows an incident from Saran, Bihar.

The report is from October 2021.

(Source: HT/Screenshot)

  • It also said that no complaint was filed by the victims but the police took suo motu cognisance of the matter and lodged an FIR against six persons and also arrested the prime accused who recorded the video.

Conclusion: An old video of the molestation of a woman by a group of men in Bihar is going viral as recent.

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