Did the Hindu teacher in Bihar marry his Muslim student by trapping her in love? No!

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A Hindu teacher named “Prakash Verma” lured his Muslim student “Zeenat” into a love trap during her online studies. When the girl’s family did not agree, the Hindu teacher asked the girl to run away from 1900 km and after court marriage, got her converted and got married in a temple.

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Explanation

The 1-minute 44-second video shows a man and woman getting married in a Hindu tradition at a temple. We also see a priest who is present on this occasion doing all the rituals. They exchange garlands and we see the man applying a tikka on the woman’s forehead in the viral video.

This video is posted with a claim stating, “A Hindu teacher named “Prakash Verma” lured his Muslim student “Zeenat” into a love trap during her online studies.” The post further added, “When the girl’s family did not agree, the Hindu teacher asked the girl to run away from 1900 km and after court marriage, got her converted and got married in a temple.” You can view related posts with similar claims here, here, and here.


What’s the truth?

When we started analyzing the viral video with relevant keywords on Google, it led us to many reports. According to the News18 article, “The video of a couple getting married in a temple at Jamui district is becoming increasingly viral on social media. According to the information, the married lover, 28-year-old Jaiprakash Verma, is a coaching director in Chakai of Jamui district. His girlfriend, 23-year-old Jinal Kumari, is a software engineer from Teesri, Jharkhand.

When this wedding video went viral on social media, it was told that Jinal was earlier a coaching student of Jaiprakash since then the love affair has been going on between the two. Later, when the family members were not ready for their marriage, the girlfriend who is a software engineer, reached Jamui after covering a distance of about 2000 kilometers and got married to her lover, coaching director Jaiprakash Verma.

Both of them got married last Tuesday, first in the court and then in the Patneshwar Nath Shiv temple.

Various types of discussions are taking place on social media regarding this marriage that took place in the temple. Many people are talking about it as a love affair between Guru and disciple and then also about this marriage. In this case, boyfriend Jaiprakash has claimed on social media that he was having an affair with his girlfriend for 5 years, but she has never studied under his coaching.

Jai Prakash said that he had met Jinal in Chakai, then later both of them started talking and they both have been in love with each other for the last 5 years. Jaiprakash has also said that the rumor being spread about him on social media that he got married while having an affair with his student, is wrong.”

When we advanced our search, similar articles by Navbharattimes and Bharat24live also covered the same incident with the viral pictures from the video.

The girl seen in the widely shared wedding video is neither a Muslim nor his student, despite what the claim implies. This is made clear by the information provided above.

Conclusion:

We therefore conclude that the widely shared video, which purports to show how a Hindu teacher tricked a Muslim student into falling in love with him while she was studying is wholly untrue. The girl is a software engineer, and Jai Prakash Verma has refuted every rumor that has been making the rounds on social media.

He went on to say that they had been in love for the previous five years and that she had never taken classes with him.

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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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