Kerala: After the brutal murder of RSS worker on Saturday night at Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, a fake graphic and disturbing video is being circulated by some groups and persons having allegiance to Sangh Parivar as that of the RSS man killed.
According to reports, a gang led by a history sheeter had attacked 34-year-old RSS ‘karyavahak’ Rajesh and hacked him to death. His left arm was chopped off and there were several injuries all over his body. Kerala Police have so far taken six persons into custody in connection with the slaying of the RSS worker in Thiruvananthapuram even as the BJP called for a dawn-to-dusk state-wide hartal today to protest the incident. The hartal has so far been incident free.
Who are circulating this fake video?
One Devdutta Maji, describes himself as Vice President of Hindu Samhati from West Bengal, has first shared this video claiming as RSS worker Rajesh brutal murder by CPI(M) workers. “A Nagar Karyavah Rajesh Ji was brutally killed by communists in Thiruvananthapuram. Chopped off his hands and stabbed for 10’s of times.But don’t worry, the Netas are safe in Nagpur and Delhi,” he writes on his Facebook profile. However, the video was removed but not before it had already shared more than 2500 times.
Soon the video got widely shared on Facebook and Twitter, even few blogs site carried this disturbing video claiming to be as RSS worker Rajesh.
Fact about the video
The video which is being circulated is three years old, the incident took place in Brazil in March, 2014. The victim, who is identified as Josemar Ferreira De’Souza was attacked by a farmer for allegedly stealing a goat, his arms were severed when the attacker blow hits with sharp machete.
He was later found innocent from all the charges and was discharged from hospital with amputee arms in same year.
Meanwhile, taking serious note of the video, Kerala DGP Lokanath Behera has warned that those who spread the video will be booked under relevant penal sections.
(Warning : Video below is very disturbing, audience advice before watching the video)
This is what happened to Rajesh in Kerala
hands chopped off, stabbed 40 times, he died on 29th july 2017
— Fatima Arya (@Fatima_Arya) July 30, 2017
Several people retweeted this fake video to incite hatred
— ShankhNaad (@ShankhNaad) July 30, 2017
29th july 2017
— स्वयंसेवक #RSS (@ichetangupta) July 31, 2017
— Shrijit S (@iamshrijit) July 30, 2017
— Swastik V Bunta (卐) (@SwastikVBunta) July 30, 2017
Sorry but this need to be shared,
He is Rajesh,RSS worker, His hands were chopped off in Thiruvananthapuram ,He Later succumbed to injuries. pic.twitter.com/dsdqbBkoMX
— Sumit Mishra (@_SumitMishra) July 30, 2017
— Sriniwaas Manur (@ABODEofLAKSHMI) July 30, 2017
Sources : SouthLive and Indian Express