People dig up the bodies of a 21-year-old woman and her baby | Screengrab | Twitter
People dig up the bodies of a 21-year-old woman and her baby | Screengrab | Twitter
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New Delhi: A video with the title ‘Muslims are being buried alive in India’ was posted Saturday by an unverified Twitter account of retired Pakistan Army Major Muhammad Arif.

The 1-minute-40-second clip shows a baby and a woman being dug up from the ground while a large group of people stand around watching.

The video has raked up nearly 45,000 views and has been retweeted 2,000 times.

The clip was also shared by prominent Pakistani-origin British MP, Lord Nazir Ahmed, who called it a “horrific video of a mother and child buried alive in India by Fascist”. It has been viewed over 18,000 times and has 1,100 retweets.

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The video was taken in West Bengal’s Halugach village in North Dinajpur district in January this year. The woman and infant were allegedly murdered by the husband, who reportedly was unhappy about having a girl child.

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This local news report said the husband, identified as Akbar Alam, had been married to the woman, identified as Noor Jahan, for two years.

Angered by the murder, villagers turned on Alam, who fled the area, and torched his house.

(The report has been updated to reflect that the incident occurred in India but the deaths were due to domestic violence. The error is regretted.

In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer)


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6 COMMENTS

  1. idiots commenting its in India. of course its in India. its written in the article. but the woman and child was BURIED BY HER HUSBAND WHO IS MUSLIM. now stfu retards.

  2. This is India!! It’s all over Instagram with people who were present there and they are speaking a different language and the police officer in the back! I’m not from Pakistan but what I do know is that uniform belongs to Indians!!

  3. This is indeed from India, people talking in Bengali and Rural Bihari language, police uniform is Indian, dressing of people is rural Indian and not Pakistani people. Stop doing Fake and biased FACT CHECK

  4. This is certainly india, u can see the uniforms of 2 police men blue and khaki. u can verifiy these uniforms from google. You are a son of a bitch.

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