A video went viral on social media claiming a teacher from Bhajang district, Nepal, is brutally beating a child. Social media users widely shared the video and demanded strict actions against the teacher.

(Screenshot from Facebook post)

(Screenshot from Facebook post)

Debunked Source





In order to investigate the claim, we extracted keyframes from the shared video and performed a reverse image search on google search engine.

(Frozen keyframes of the video)

The reverse image search revealed the original video is from Patna, Bihar India.

(Screenshot from Google search)

According to reports, the incident took place in Jaya coaching institute when a teacher named Chhotu Chidakabadaru allegedly thrashed and assaulted the child until he lost consciousness. An FIR was lodged against the accused teacher by the parents of the child. Accused teacher was also beaten up by the public after the video went viral.







Misinformation/ False Context



Our fact-check confirmed that the video from India was shared with a false context relating the incident to Nepal.

ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis 

Actor Independent social media accounts are spreading disinformation across social media platforms.
Behavior Video of a teacher mercilessly beating a kid was posted online.  
ContentSocial media posts.
DegreeThe video is not fake or edited, but it is unrelated to Nepal. No synthetic means were used to make the video viral. 
Effect The post was widely shared on social media platforms in Nepal. The cruelty enraged viewers and they demanded strict actions against the teacher. Few users demanded to kill him publicly as he is not worthy enough to be called human.