Video Of A Robbery At Gunpoint In Pakistan Shared As From Mumbai

BOOM found that the viral video was from Karachi, Pakistan, and that the incident had occurred in August this year.
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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.

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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.

Karachi robbery viral on facebook
Same video viral on Facebook

FACT-CHECK

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.



BOOM has previously debunked videos from other countries that were viral in India. (Click here, and here)

Update: This article has been updated with Facbook posts falsely claiming that the incident took place in Mumbai

Claim Review :  This Video Is Taken From Sarvodaya Mandir, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
Claimed By :  Facebook Posts
Fact Check :  FALSE
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