News viral on Social Media: Christian couple was set on fire by RSS Hindu radicals after the man resisted the forcible occupation of his land in UP. Son kept sobbing. This is horrifying!!
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Facts Check Analysis: An incident from Mathura district shared with the communal twist that couple set on fire by RSS Hindu radicals.

As can be seen in the 47 seconds video, the couple in the fire.

The video has been widely shared across Pakistan based social media users. The video is quite disturbing; however it has been further shared with the wrong intention by giving a communal twist to the video.

As per timesofindia article dated Aug 28, 2019, UP: “Couple set themselves ablaze inside Mathura police station after failing to get justice on harassment complaints; critical”.

AGRA: A married couple set themselves on fire within the precincts of Surir police station in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district on Wednesday morning. The police had failed to take action against their neighbor, also a local muscleman, who had been harassing them for long.

The victims--aged 45 and 43--were allegedly being harassed by one Satyapal Singh, 23. According to police, the couple apparently doused themselves in kerosene before arriving at the police station around 8 am. As soon as they entered the boundary wall of the police station, they set themselves afire, leaving bystanders shell-shocked.

 Ten days after she made an immolation bid along with her husband at a police station in Mathura, the 43-year-old woman also succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Delhi on Saturday. Her husband, 45, had died a week ago.

 There is no communal incident linked to this incident.

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