No, the Old Woman in the Photograph Is Not the Cop’s Grandmother
The picture hasn’t been morphed in any way, but the claim that the old woman is the cop’s grandmother is false.
A photograph in which a young police personnel is standing beside an old woman is being shared on Facebook and WhatsApp with the claim that the old woman is the police personnel’s grandmother, who worked as a domestic help to fund her granddaughter’s education.
The Quint received a query about the same on its helpline number.
TRUE OR FALSE?
While the photograph is legitimate and hasn’t been morphed in any manner, the claim with which it is being shared is completely false. The two are not related to each other.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
On conducting a reverse image search of the photograph, we came across a tweet by UP Police which had posted the original picture of Constable Maanvi with the old lady.
In reality, Maanvi had helped and comforted the old woman outside a bank, and further offered her food upon finding out she was hungry.
The narrative that the two are related and that the old lady is Constable Maanvi’s grandmother is completely false.
This story was also carried by some prominent media outlets who applauded her for displaying humanity in the line of duty.
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