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A CCTV clip of a group of young men participating in a birthday celebration is viral on social media. The video shows the youth giving the birthday boy ‘birthday bumps’ by repeatedly hitting and kicking him, to the point where he falls unconscious. Sharing the video, users are claiming that the birthday boy in the video died as a result of his friends’ actions and warn against following such tradition.

Several users are also blaming Western culture while amplifying the visuals. Alt News received multiple requests to verify them on our WhatsApp helpline number (+91 76000 11160).

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Fact-check

At the end of the 3:13 video being circulated on Facebook, a screen appears which states that the video was made for educational purposes only. In addition, it is also mentioned that the scenes were made as part of a scripted drama.

We noticed that a Facebook page called Hamsa Nandini posted this video on November 28. The caption was identical to the text that appeared at the bottom of the aforementioned end screen.

The page has previously shared several such CCTV videos, mentioning that they were created for educational purposes only. This confirms that the scenes in the viral video are fictional and have no basis in reality.

Alt News has earlier debunked many such scripted videos which were mistakenly shared as real. A few of these are given below:

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This content originally appeared on Alt News and was authored by Priyanka Jha.

Citations

[1] #Valimai hashtag on Twitter ➤ https://twitter.com/hashtag/Valimai?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[2] #awareness hashtag on Twitter ➤ https://twitter.com/hashtag/awareness?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[3] #அன்பைவிதைப்போம் hashtag on Twitter ➤ https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E0%AE%85%E0%AE%A9%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%88%E0%AE%B5%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%A4%E0%AF%88%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%8B%E0%AE%AE%E0%AF%8D?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[4] Madurai Kannan B+ on Twitter: "Modern Birthday celebration turned in tragedy... unknowingly friends killed on birthday.. madness Dont try this type of anyone birthday celebration விளையாட்டு வினையானது 😕 #Valimai #awareness tweet #அன்பைவிதைப்போம்… https://t.co/F20UkMNPP0" ➤ https://t.co/9y09Jp4LHv[5] Madurai Kannan B+ on Twitter: "Modern Birthday celebration turned in tragedy... unknowingly friends killed on birthday.. madness Dont try this type of anyone birthday celebration விளையாட்டு வினையானது 😕 #Valimai #awareness tweet #அன்பைவிதைப்போம்… https://t.co/F20UkMNPP0" ➤ https://twitter.com/Maduraikannank_/status/1465334390838345728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw[6] Scripted video of youth dying due to 'birthday bumps' believed to be true - Alt News ➤ https://www.altnews.in/false-claim-of-modern-birthday-celebration-turned-in-tragedy-viral-video-is-scripted-drama/#gallery-107936-1-slideshow[7]https://www.facebook.com/ihamsanandini/videos/300264791984090/[8] Awareness video falsely viral as Muslim man spikes Hindu woman's drink to rape her - Alt News ➤ https://www.altnews.in/video-made-for-educational-purpose-shared-with-false-hindu-muslim-angle/[9] Awareness video falsely viral as "Muslim baba" rendering a couple unconscious to rob them - Alt News ➤ https://www.altnews.in/awareness-video-falsely-viral-as-muslim-baba-rendering-a-couple-unconscious-to-rob-them/[10] Awareness video falsely viral as woman pepper sprays at Muslim harassers at bus stop - Alt News ➤ https://www.altnews.in/awareness-video-falsely-viral-as-woman-pepper-sprays-at-muslim-harassers-at-bus-stop/[11] Scripted video of youth dying due to 'birthday bumps' believed to be true - Alt News ➤ https://www.altnews.in/false-claim-of-modern-birthday-celebration-turned-in-tragedy-viral-video-is-scripted-drama/[12] Home - Alt News ➤ https://www.altnews.in/