Fact Check: Did RSS Men Parade 'Christian' Woman Naked? Real Story Behind Viral Video

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 October 2019, 09:24 PM
A simple search reveals that the video is being shared in the wrong contex
A simple search reveals that the video is being shared in the wrong contex (Photo Credit : Twitter )

Did RSS youth attacked a Christian woman in Bihar and paraded her naked? A video showing the heinous assault by a mob is going viral on social media. The video shows some people stripping and parading a woman naked. The video has been shared on Twitter with the claim that youth belonging to RSS attacked the Christian woman.

The video shows the woman walk naked in public view with mob of men and chasing and attacking her. It is being shared as an incident in Bihar's Bhojpur.

You can see the tweet here.

A simple search reveals that the video is being shared in the wrong context. While the video is being shared to give it a communal and political spin.

The search reveals that the incident in the video actually happened on August 20, 2018. The woman was attacked by the irate mob who suspected her to be involved in the alleged murder of a 19-year-old man, according to several news reports.

The 19-year old boy's body was found on a railway track at Bihiya town in Bhojpur. People blamed the woman of being part of a prostitution ring that was blamed for the boy's death. A mob from the deceased’s village vandalized and burned many local shops. The dragged the woman out on to the street and assaulted, disrobed and paraded her.

While the event was in itself a shameful crime, some people have tried to use the video to give it a political and communal angle. That cleary is not the truth.

First Published: Monday, October 07, 2019 03:33 PM

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