A dramatic video of a four youngsters robbing a driver at gunpoint in Karachi, Pakistan is viral in India with the false claim that it is from Ghatkopar, Mumbai .
The one-minute long clip shows four men on two motorbikes ambush the driver and his female co-passenger.
The video is being shared with the caption , “This video is taken from Sarvodaya mandir, Ghatkopar, Mumbai. If you still think children can’t be made radical, watch this full video! This can be the fate of our country if their demographic change reaches above 30%.”
Viral on Facebook
We searched with the same caption and found that the video is viral on Facebook.
We broke the video into key-frames using the video verification tool InVid and ran a reverse image search which showed results that the video was from Karachi, Pakistan.
We found a report by Geo News on the viral video uploaded on September 1, 2019, on YouTube.
The incident took place in Hill Park, Karachi on August 25, 2019, where a family was looted by the four boys spotted in the video, according to the video report by Geo News.
Two accused minors aged 15 and 17 years old had been arrested, and according to the report the two have had a previous criminal record while the other two accused were still absconding.
Dawn News had tweeted about the incident on August 27, 2019, that the video was viral of four youngster robbing a woman and a man.
Update: This article has been updated with Facbook posts falsely claiming that the incident took place in Mumbai
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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.
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