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She thrashed them, she tried to strangulate them, she repeatedly slapped them and beats them mercilessly. A horrific video of a woman torturing her twin daughters is going viral on Indian social media. Facebook user Rahul Michael posted the video with the message, “Live murder, Share this video to such an extent this person gets nabbed. The video shouldn’t stop”.
When our team started the investigation, we found that a media report was published by the UK newspaper Daily Mail on July 19, 2018, stating that a video of a woman slapping and strangulating her six-month-old twin daughters on camera had gone viral in Saudi Arabia.
It was confirmed by the Saudi Ministry of Labour and Social Development that the incident was genuine and the mother who is believed to be carrying out the attacks had been arrested, according to the report.
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Later, the Spokesperson of the Saudi Ministry of Labour and Social Development took to Twitter and informed that the children had safely reached the Social Protection Unit in Jeddah.
“He [the person who posted the videos online] was identified as a Yemeni man called Mohanad Al Hashdi who revealed that the mother was a Somali woman living in Saudi Arabia who is married to another Yemeni man. The couple had reportedly separated, leaving the woman in financial difficulties, and as a result, she had taken the video and sent it to her husband’s father in Yemen to warn him of the consequences for failing to ensure that she was paid money,” stated the report.
In conclusion, our team found that an old video from Saudi Arabia was shared in Indian social media ecosystem supposedly as of an incident which took place in India.