A viral video depicting a man being assaulted is circulating on social media, raising allegations of ‘Love Jihad’ in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh. According to social media users, a Muslim youth attacked a Hindu girl with a knife. The assailant was apprehended by a group of people who proceeded to physically assault him before handing him over to the authorities.
Sarvesh Kumar, a user on Twitter, also made the same claim along with the video.
Other users, such as Gautam Bhatt, also shared the video with similar claims.
This video is also being shared on Facebook with the same claim.
To verify the incident, we conducted a keyword search and came across an article by Dainik Bhaskar dated June 19. According to the report, a youth named Sushil Yadav stabbed a girl named Shajroon Hussain with a knife on her neck and hand near LIB Chowk in the Kotwali police station area of Seoni, Madhya Pradesh. The victim sustained severe injuries. The bystanders at the scene apprehended the youth and subjected him to a severe assault, leaving him bleeding. Mahadev Nagotia, the in-charge of the Kotwali police station, stated that the accused, Sushil Yadav, had been arrested and an investigation was underway. Other news outlets, such as Amar Ujala and Nai Duniya, also covered the incident.
Alt News reached out to Mahadev Nagotia, the in-charge of the Kotwali police station, for further clarification. He confirmed that the incident, with an FIR number registered as 568/23, had no connection to ‘Love Jihad’. Both the accused, Sushil Yadav, and his father, Shiv Kumar Yadav, are Hindus. The victim, Shajroon Hussain, is a Muslim and her father’s name is Shakir Hussain.
In conclusion, social media users falsely propagated an unrelated incident of a Hindu youth attacking a Muslim girl with the intention of sensationalizing it as a case of ‘love jihad’.
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