A collage of two photos of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is being shared on Facebook with a sexist caption that takes a dig at the law-and-order situation in the state.
The collage is being shared with a caption that roughly translates to, "if not married on time, even an angel turns into demon. Had this photo reached a suitable groom in time, only one household would have been ruined today, not entire Bengal."
(Original text in Hindi: अगर वक्त पर शादी न की जाये तौ अप्सरा भी ताडका बन जाती है। अगर यह फ़ोटो ठीक समय पर किसी लड़के वाले के घर पहुँचती तो आज सिर्फ़ एक घर ही बर्बाद होता, पूरा बंगाल नहीं...!!!)
A reverse image search of each of the photos in the collage showed that the photo of a young Mamata Banerjee is digitally tampered with. The image has been edited to make her face appear brighter and has lightened her scars.
The other image is cropped and shared out of context.
BOOM performed the reverse image search again and found the second image was cropped from an image clicked in a Rath Yatra festival. In 2015, Banerjee along with Bengali film industry actress Koel Mallick pulled the rope of the Lord Jagannath's chariot during ISKCON Rath Yatra in Kolkata.
A comparison of the altered images with the originals can be seen below.