Fact Check: No, the three-year-old girl in the video is NOT a rape victim; Here's the truth

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A video of a little girl lying on a stretcher surrounded by police and others has gone viral on social media claiming that little the girl was raped and then killed in Aligarh.
The Facebook post read, “#अलीगढ़ में तेजवीर प्रजापति की 3 साल की #लड़की के साथ रेप कर कर उसको मार डाला सभी भाइयों से निवेदन है इसे सभी #व्हाट्सएप ग्रुप में फैलाएं जिससे इस #लड़की को ज्यादा जल्दी से जल्दी इंसाफ मिल सके और हो सके तो अपनी #फेसबुक से पोस्ट भी डाल दें वीडियो भी भेज रहा हूं
(Translation: A 3-year-old girl was raped and killed in Aligarh. Request to all the brothers, spread it in all WhatsApp groups so that this girl can get justice more quickly and if possible, your Facebook put a post from me, sending the video as well.)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false.
Since the post mentions that the incident is from Aligarh, we checked and found the same video in a tweet by Aligarh Police, where they clarified that the three-year-old girl in the video died because of an accident.


Further, we also found a tweet by Aligarh Police dated November 8, 2020, claiming that the video viral on social media regarding the death of a three-year-old girl is of a road accident and social media claims are misleading, baseless and devoid of facts.

On digging further, we also found a post by SSP Aligarh on Facebook dated November 7, 2020, claiming that the three-year-old girl in the video died due to an accident and was not raped and murdered. 
The Facebook post read, “थाना अकराबाद क्षेत्रान्तर्गत 03 वर्षीय बच्ची की सड़क दुर्घटना में हुई मृत्यु के सम्बन्ध में सोशल मीडिया पर वायरल वीडियो भ्रामक/निराधार है।
कृपया सत्यता की जानकारी किये बिना भ्रमित पोस्ट न करें ।
#सत्यता_जानें…. प्रकरण में बच्ची की #मृत्यु #सड़क_दुर्घटना में आयी चोटों के कारण हुई है, जिसके सम्बन्ध में थाना अकराबाद में अभियोग पंजीकृत है, आवश्यक विधिक कार्यवाही की जा रही है । #दुष्कर्म_जैसी_कोई_घटना_कारित_नहीं_हुई_है।”
(Translation: Viral video on social media regarding the death of a 3-year-old girl in a road accident under police station Akrabad area is misleading/baseless. Please don’t post information without knowing the truth. The girl died due to her injuries caused by road accident, regarding which a case has been registered in Akrabad police station, necessary legal action is being taken)
Also, we also found tweet by the Aligarh SP claiming that the social media claims regarding the girl’s death are false.

 The same was reported by Samachar Prime 24 as well.
Moreover, we also found a statement given by the mother of the deceased girl which was posted by Aligarh Police on November 8, 2020. In the video, she said that her daughter died due to an accident.


Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that the viral social media video of the deceased girl is being shared with false information. Truth is that the girl died due to an accident. 

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