Viral Check: Double murder by cop outside a mall in Haryana caught on camera? Know the truth
In the video, a fight erupts between a young guy and a policeman after he pushes him. A few seconds later, policeman takes out his gun and kills the guy.
New Delhi: Social media has become a hub of fake news as people post out of context material which sparks speculation and rumours. Such an incident happened recently when a video was being circulated on the social media, in the video a police officer shoots a man at point-blank range and his friend crying over his death in front of a mall. The video has now been fact-checked by an Uttar Pradesh cop who clarified on his twitter account that its part of a web series for which the shooting is going on in Karnal, Haryana.
Additional Superintendent of Police in UP’s Anti-Terrorism Squad, Rahul Srivastav shared the video on his Twitter after it triggered confusion and queries. Mr Srivastav added that after some inquiry it was found out that it is a scene from a web series which was being shot just outside a cafe in Haryana’s Karnal. Manager of the “Friends cafe” confirmed this, the officer said in his tweet.
— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) April 12, 2021
In the video, a fight erupts between a young guy and a policeman after he pushes him. A few seconds later, policeman takes out his gun and kills the guy. After this his friend starts to shout and cry while sitting next to the body. After some shouting by both policeman and the girl, he kills her as well. And all this is happening in front of a crowd.
The video has been circulating on social media without anybody mentioning that this is not real and all the people involved in the incident are just actors.
Twitter users are commenting on the post that this video shows policemen in poor light and that such web series should be banned.
See the reactions on Twitter
Why these kinda shootings are allowed at public places?these kinda scene should only be allowed at private sets & most imp concern. have they taken permission from city administration? If not, den should be punished for irresponsible behaviour
— Prahasini (प्रहासिनी) (@logicalbrain23) April 12, 2021
One user said that such videos provide the base for real life incidents
Why these web series are allowed in the name of freedom. Yahi asli ghatnaon ko janam deti hain. Had hai iss desh ki. Kannon ka mazak toh banega hi jab humara kanoon mantri aur TV mantri @rsprasad & @PrakashJavdekar itnein dheele hain. Samaz ha yahi aina banenge
— Jatinder Hans (@Jatihans) April 12, 2021
What is so special about the shooting @publicplace that too by an uniform police personnel. Prima facie both man& woman are shot by the bullet. The crimes are increasing day by day and such criminal activity is showing in public places will boost the moral of criminals too.
— RAJIV MUKHERJEE (@mukhrajivx1959) April 12, 2021
Onse user said that such scenes should be deleted from the series
This kind of scenes in the web series spreads feeling dishonour and unsafe among the normal citizens of India.
Should be deleted
— Yash saini (@sainiyash8151) April 12, 2021
sir, we should discourage people to share this kind of videos and people should be strictly warned for this
— Ashutosh Kumar Rai (@ashutosh_3010) April 12, 2021
One user said why there is a kid being used as a background actor for such a gruesome scene
I can see some camera rigs in the corner for sure it’s for some kind of TV serial but why are kids used as background actors for such a gruesome scene. Usually people shield their kids from such violence. Poor directing and choice of background actors from assistant directors!
— Malathi mohanadoss (@Dossmalathi) April 12, 2021