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Video Of Assailant Carrying Severed Head To Police Station Back With False Claim

Video Of Assailant Carrying Severed Head To Police Station Back With False Claim

The beheading incident from Karnataka, involved two men from the Lingayat community who fought over a personal issue and not a rape allegation as being claimed

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Claim

A man in Chennai, beheaded another man for raping his sister.

Fact

The shocking surrender captured on video happened on September 29, 2018 in Karnataka’s Mandya district where a quarrel between two men turned violent after one of them allegedly said something disrespectful about the other’s mother. Both victim and attacker belong to the Lingayat community, local police had told BOOM. The same video was earlier shared with a false communal claim that a Hindu man beheaded a Muslim man for eloping with his daughter.

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Claim

A man in Chennai, beheaded another man for raping his sister.

Fact

The shocking surrender captured on video happened on September 29, 2018 in Karnataka’s Mandya district where a quarrel between two men turned violent after one of them allegedly said something disrespectful about the other’s mother. Both victim and attacker belong to the Lingayat community, local police had told BOOM. The same video was earlier shared with a false communal claim that a Hindu man beheaded a Muslim man for eloping with his daughter.

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A former city correspondent covering crime, Nivedita is a fact checker at BOOM and works to stop the spread of disinformation and misinformation. When not at work, she escapes into second-hand bookstores, looking for magic or a mystery.

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