Pakistan, Sindh rape case is falsely shared as Gujarat, India!

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India: 12-year-old Dalit Hindu girl, Jamna Kumari, was reportedly gang-raped by a pack of Hindu men and thrown near the jungle in Gujarat Hindus treat Dalits worse than animals… sick culture…

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Explanation

A 19-second clip features a distraught young girl in peculiar settings. According to the post, a group of Hindu men allegedly gang-raped 12-year-old Harijan Lower Caste Hindu girl Jamna Kumari in Gujarat before throwing her close to the jungle. You can view related posts with similar claims here and here.

What’s the truth?

We took various keyframes out of the viral video and used a reverse image search to find an article from Gulf News that was published in June 2019. We discovered that the video is from Sindh, Pakistan, after noticing the same screengrabs in the article.

According to the article, “The incident reportedly took place on Friday, June 7. After the girl, identified as Jamna Saami, was forcefully intoxicated and sexually assaulted by two men, she was allegedly left in a sports ground around her district.”

Also, the report further added, “The accused have been identified as brothers Roshan Shaikh and Rajab Shaikh. Human rights activist, Kapil Dev, shared the picture of the accused. The police arrested the accused and registered a first information report (FIR) against them.”

When we advanced our search, it led us to a tweet that says, “Sindh police has booked two main accused rapists under Section 376 & 34 of Pakistan Penal Code who are now arrested. Acc to Sec 376, if anyone commits rape, shall be punished with imprisonment of not less than 7 years which may extend to imprisonment for life.”

This same incident was also covered by another website, namely incpak.com. It is reported that the victim, Jamna, hails from the Hindu community. You can read the whole article here.

All the above information confirms that the incident has no connection to Gujarat in India. This has occurred in Sindh, Pakistan, and the accused are identified as Muslims.

Conclusion:

Thus, we conclude that the claim that a 12-year-old Dalit Hindu girl, Jamna Kumari, was reportedly gang-raped by a pack of Hindu men and thrown near the jungle in Gujarat is completely false. In reality, the incident occurred in Sindh, Pakistan, and the accused are identified as Muslims.

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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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