A Facebook user named ‘Chichaledar’ shared a post on 2 June 2019. The post as translated from Hindi quoted “In West-Bengal, a BJP worker was attacked with a mortar in his chest, but couldn’t accomplish to kill him.” Let us see what the facts are!
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We searched the photograph using ‘Google Reverse Image Search’. What we got in the search is below:
In this search result, we found out that the person shown in the images id not a BJP Party worker. He is Robert Downey Jr., a famous Hollywood Movie Actor. These clicked images are of when he was getting ready for his role as ‘Tony Stark’ in the movie ‘Iron Man’. To see all the images, click on the link given below.
After this when we searched for a BJP worker being attacked by a mortar in West-Bengal, we could not find any news about the claimed story.
Based on the evidences we can confirm that the man in the photograph is not a BJP worker, but Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. after the make-up for his role as ‘Tony Stark’ in the movie ‘Iron Man’.
Fact Crescendo has fact checked and confirms that the photograph is being share in the post with a wrong narrative. We categorise the story as FALSE.
FactCrescendo advises its readers to refrain from sharing such misleading and communally biased photographs and do a self-check on the true narrative of such incidents before believing them.
Title:Did a BJP worker get attacked with a mortar in his chest at West-Bengal? Fact Check!Fact Check By: Nita Rao