A video depicting a teacher getting married to a student is a scripted one!

Claim

The teacher claims that the student could not pay her school fees. He decided to marry her to save her from her poverty. It is very important to make education free!

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Explanation

A video of an elderly man applying kumkum on the forehead of a young woman is going viral on social media. In that video, “She is my student. I am her teacher and her school fees have become too high. It was ten thousand and she couldn’t pay. So I wondered what to do. I am married to her, so since we are married, you tell me what to do, and what else you bless us.”  Some even added that it’s a student-teacher love marriage. You can view related posts with similar claims here, here, and here.

What’s the truth?

A search on the internet with the keyframes of the circulated video revealed that the same video was posted on the YouTube page ‘Appan Dalan’ on December 27, 2023. In the description of the video, it is mentioned in Hindi as a ‘Sacred relationship’.

There are many similar wedding videos on that YouTube page. In particular, there is a video of the same woman in the same school uniform who is also seen marrying someone else.

With this information, we can confirm that it is a staged video.

Conclusion:

Our search revealed that a viral video depicting a teacher marrying his student is a well-planned, scripted video.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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