New Delhi, Apr 24: A video of a police officer shooting a couple in broad daylight is being circulated on social media platforms, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, triggering queries among users. However, the clip is now fact-checked by Rahul Srivastav, the Additional Superintendent of Police of the Anti-Terrorism Squad in Uttar Pradesh.
Truth behind viral video of couple being shot by policeman
Rahul Srivastav, the Additional Superintendent of Police of the Anti-Terrorism Squad in the state shared the video on his Twitter account saying it has triggered confusion and queries.
Mr Srivastav then added that after verification it was found out that it was a scene from a web series shot outside a cafe in Haryana’s Karnal. The manager of the “Friends cafe” confirmed this, the officer added.
“#FactCheck- A video of a gory murder by a cop outside a restaurant is floating since today morning on #socialmedia, triggering queries & confusion. On verification, it’s attributed to a #webseries shot outside ‘Friends Cafe’ in Karnal Haryana as per the manager of the Cafe,” Mr Srivastav tweeted.
The video shows a fight erupt between a young man and a cop after which he pushes him. Within seconds, he takes out his gun and shoots the man dead. His friend starts to shout and cry and sits next to the body. She shouts an expletive at the police officer who then shoots her as well.
— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) April 12, 2021
A crowd is seen witnessing the incident. The video is from outside a mall; ‘Friends cafe’ is seen clearly in the background, which Mr Srivastav talks about in his tweet.
The video has been circulating on social media without mentioning that it is not real, and the cop and ‘victims’ are just actors.