According to a report, the victim, identified as 17-year-old Wesley Tiago de Sousa Carvalho, was lynched in the tourist district of Praia do Futuro, in Fortaleza. Investigators at the time dismissed claims that Carvalho was killed because of his sexual orientation and gender identity and instead said it was a settling of accounts between gangs.
Online platforms such as Esquerda Diario had also published an article in 2018 carrying similar visual as in the viral video.
The video itself also makes clear that the incident did not take place in India, let alone West Bengal, because of the foreign language being spoken by the attackers and the victim, as well as different facial features.
As per an article by The Wire, BJP worker Uttam Ghosh was allegedly killed by rival party workers post West Bengal assembly elections.
The Quint’s WebQoof’s team had debunked the viral video in 2019 that was being falsely claimed to be from India.
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