New Delhi: The video of a cop shooting a man at point-blank range, and then his friend crying over his death has gone viral. However, the video has been fact-checked by an Uttar Pradesh police officer who pointed out it was a scene from a web series.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Rahul Srivastav of the Anti-Terrorism Squad shared the video on his Twitter account saying it has triggered confusion and queries.
According to Srivastav, it was found out on verification that it was a scene from a web series shot outside a cafe in Haryana’s Karnal. The “Friends café” manager confirmed this, added the officer.
“#FactCheck- A video of a gory murder by a cop outside a restaurant is floating since today morning on #socialmedia, triggering queries & confusion. On verification, it’s attributed to a #webseries shot outside ‘Friends Café’ in Karnal Haryana as per the manager of the Cafe,” Srivastav tweeted.
— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) April 12, 2021