A video showing a person in a burqa attempting to kidnap a child, before being apprehended and thrashed by people chasing him in a car is being widely shared on social media.
It reveals that the person under the burqa was a man, who was attempting to lure the child by offering chocolates, before the child's mother reaches the spot and joins the men in nabbing the kidnapper.
However, this is yet another scripted video that has been shared across social media, with users believing it to be a video of a real incident.
The Quint's WebQoof has debunked several such videos in the past, with claims such as:
You can read our debunks on more scripted videos that were shared with a variety of claims, as clips of real incidents here.
The video is being shared with a caption in Hindi, which tells people that the burqa is a "mask for terrorism," and that illegal acts were being carried out under the guise of donning a burqa.
Some versions of the claim call for a nationwide ban on the burqa, after the incident highlighted in the video.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
Under one of the claims on Facebook, we saw a box that suggested viewing "more original videos by: Sonu Choudhary Films."
Further, the 'About' section of this page mentioned – "Prank video funny videos expose video Sonu Choudhary (sic)."
Team WebQoof has routinely debunked several such scripted videos, which have been shared a clips of real incidents.
Despite carrying disclaimers within the video or on the original creator's social media pages, social media users tend to get misled by them, believing these clips to be actual videos of such incidents.
Clearly, this is yet another scripted video which has been shared as a real incident, with a communal spin.
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