The barrage of disinformation on how Hindi-speaking migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu are being targeted and lethally assaulted does not seem to cease. This onslaught of disinformation has made migrant labourers stay away from work in panic. As per a report by the Hindu, the MSME sector in Tamil Nadu has been deeply affected by these rumors and are trying their best to assure migrant labourers.
Fact Crescendo continues to debunk videos falsely shared on social media as atrocity on migrant workers in Tamil Nadu. Here is a list of some fact-checks we did in the last few weeks related to this issue.
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- Unrelated video from Punjab shared as Bihari workers attacked in Tamil Nadu…
- Unrelated video of violence from Coimbatore shared as Bihari Migrant Workers Attacked in TN…
The latest addition to this series of debunks is a video of a broad daylight murder on a crowded road in Hyderabad. This old and unrelated video was shared as a deadly attack on a Hindi-speaking migrant labourer in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu few days back. Let us see the details of the incident and the false narrative spreading around it on social media platforms.
Shocking Video of a Broad Daylight Murder
The following video may contain visuals that can be too graphic and hence we advise readers to view the video with caution.
The above video shows shocking visuals of a man being hacked to death in broad daylight in the middle of a busy road. Onlookers capture the incident on their cameras and rarely someone came forward to help the victim. We can also see Police Patrol Vehicles passing by the road where this incident is taking place.
The caption of the post is as follows: “Tamil Nadu Tirupur Hindi Controversy Sadak Per Kaise Maar Raha Hai Hamara Hindi Bhai Logon Ko”. This roughly translates to Tamil Nadu Tirupur Hindi Controversy: Look how our Hindi brothers are being attacked on the streets!
However, this video is not from Tamil Nadu. Let us fact-check and find out the actual details on the incident.
If we observe the video closely, we can see the name Cyberabad Police written on the Police Patrol Vehicles.
Cyberabad Metropolitan Police is a Police division in Rangareddy district of Telangana with its commissionerate located at Gachibowli, Hyderabad. We also saw the watermark of a Tamil entertainment website Galatta.com on the video. Taking these cues, we did a keyword search on YouTube and found the original video posted by Galatta.com on their YouTube Channel.
The video was posted on September 26, 2018. The title of the video says, ‘Brutal Murder in front of Police’. We did more keyword search on Google and found a report on this incident by NDTV.
As per the NDTV Report, the name of the victim was Ramesh and he was the main accused in a murder case. He was facing trial on the charges of murdering one Mahesh Goud. Mahesh Goud’s father Krishna Goud and his uncle Laxman Goud murdered Ramesh after he was returning from the court on September 26, 2018.
While speaking to NDTV, a police officer said, “Two policemen went to get their batons. By the time they returned, it was too late. Both the accused have been arrested.” When asked about patrol car not stopping to help the victim. The officer explained that the car went ahead and parked, as it cannot be stopped in the middle of the road.
The video being shared as Hindi-speaking labourer attacked in Tamil Nadu is actually a video of an old incident from Hyderabad. Our investigations shows, that the video is of a brutal broad daylight murder of a murder accused by the relatives of the man allegedly murdered by the accused.
If you find any such videos or messages targeting the Hindi-speaking migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu or anywhere else, please send to us for verification on our WhatsApp number 9049053770.
Title:Old Video of a Shocking Broad Daylight Murder from Hyderabad Shared as Hindi-Speaking Worker Murdered in Tamil Nadu…Fact Check By: Harish Nair