ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD

Fake! Hindu Priest Was Beaten for Sexual Harassment, Not Religion

Kolkata police quickly jumped in to defeat religious bigotry and cleared all misinformation about the video.

Published
WebQoof
2 min read
story-hero-img
i
Aa
Aa
Small
Aa
Medium
Aa
Large
Hindi Female

Just as West Bengal prepares to hold both Durga Puja and Muharram peacefully together, a fake Twitter account tried to incite communal hatred between Hindus and Muslims with a fake video.

The account “BharatiyaPatriot” which has disappeared off Twitter, put out a video of a Hindu priest being beaten up with the message, “The brahmin’s puja bell sounds during this navratri disturbed those Muslims in a Muslim majority area in West Bengal”.

Kolkata police quickly jumped in to defeat religious bigotry and cleared all misinformation about the video.

However, this is far from the truth. It was indeed a Hindu priest who was being thrashed on the video but if one listens to the video closely, then it’s apparent that he was accused of harassing a female.

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD
Kolkata police quickly jumped in to defeat religious bigotry and cleared all misinformation about the video.
Kolkata police quickly jumped in to defeat religious bigotry and cleared all misinformation about the video.

The fake information has been shared on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.

However, Kolkata police deftly jumped in to defeat religious bigotry and cleared all misinformation about the video.

According to the police, the priest was beaten up by family of the girl he had harassed. The police also mentioned the exact date when the FIR was launched.

Soon after the clarification, the Twitter and Facebook posts that were being shared enthusiastically disappeared off social media.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

0

Read Latest News and Breaking News at The Quint, browse for more from news and webqoof

Topics:  Fake News   Webqoof 

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Member Benefits
Read More
×
×