Fact Check: 2018 newspaper clipping of a teenager offering eyes to goddess Durga shared as recent one

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A newspaper clipping is doing the rounds all over social media claiming that a teenage girl gouged out her eyes to offer them to goddess Durga.
The newspaper clipping headline read, “अन्धविश्वास:किशोरी ने माँ दुर्गा को चढ़ायाआख l”
(Translation: Superstition- teenager offers her eyes to Mother Durga)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be old and misleading.
With the keyword search, we found the same picture of the girl lying down, in a news report by Prabhat Khabar dated March 24, 2018, claiming that a teenager offered her eyes to Goddess Durga in Darbhanga, Bihar.

Further, we also found another similar news article on Gulf News dated March 25, 2018, claiming that a girl gouged her eyes out to offer them to the deity. 

Another article by Bihar Post dated March 26, 2018, featured a similar picture, claiming that a girl gouged her eyes out using her fingers to offer them to a deity in a temple.
Other news articles like The Times of India and News 18 also reported this incident on March 25, 2018.
We also found a video report on YouTube by Jansatta dated March 25, 2018, claiming that Bihar teen gouged out her eye at the temple to ‘offer’ it to Goddess Durga.

Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that the incident took place in 2018 and not recently.

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