Fake news busted: 'Sabiha Banu' in viral picture is not from Mangaluru

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Mar 1: Pictures of a girl dressed in a bridal attire with a helpless expression, standing next to a man of African ethnicity, almost thrice her age, has taken the internet by storm. The message accompanying the picture reads 'Sabiha Banu from Mangalore married or (Sold) to Abu Bakr Al Moum of Nigeria'.

The picture mostly shared from BJP and RSS-backed social media handles, is making rounds since a week. A right-leaning website, without bothering to verify the picture, carried it as a news item making false claims about the girl being a Mangalurean. The picture was shared and tweeted thousands of times and some even went to the extent of tagging Sushma Swaraj seeking her intervention.

While some people in their comments regretted on the girl’s plight, communal hatred, sarcasm and criticisms on the failure of Karnataka government to protect the victim also followed.

However, when daijiworld went ahead to investigate the 'Sabiha Banu' case, it turned out that the entire episode never happened in Mangaluru. As a matter of fact, the girl in the picture is supposedly from Hyderabad.

The pictures first appeared in Hyderabad with a 20 second audio clip of a man requesting police intervention in locating the couple. People suspected that the photo could be of a contract marriage, solemnized in Hyderabad and started sharing the same. Some netizens identified one of the people in the picture to be 'Petrol Mahmood', a person who owned a petrol station in Hyderabad’s Engine Bowli area.

As Engine Bowli comes in Faluknama police station limits, the complaint was forwarded to the station to find the whereabouts of Petrol Mahmood.

Speaking to daijiworld, Faluknama police station SHO P Yadagiri said that they launched an enquiry as they got the news that the girl is a minor and one of the persons in the picture was identified to be from his area, and is believed to be the girl’s father. However, it is found that Petrol Mahmood moved to Pahadi Shareef, which does not come under his limits.

"Upon enquiry we found that the girl is not a minor and is not married to the person. They cyber police are investigating the case," he said.

Meanwhile, Pahadi Shareef police station SHO Laxmikanth Reddy says that they have not received any complaint.

Hyderabad cyber crime police station social media unit police inspector Chand Pasha says that he has come across the picture on media outlets and the police are investigating its authencity and tracing the origin of the message.

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  • JK, southkanara

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Requesting our Police dept to do a investigation on who posted this first... If it is fake then handle the Admin of that social media and file a case... why writers do a tug of war between each other and shower this portal with their words of wisdom. ...

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  • ashraf, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018


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  • Prakash D'Souza, Mangalore / Dubai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    BJP IT Cell is the factory of fake news , Fake images and fake videos whose main job is only to instigate Riots, murders and killings. if they have guts let they fight on the real issues faced by our country.. Request everyone please to re-check the messages circulated by this groups before believing any news

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  • Mahendra Shetty, Mumbai Mangaluru....

    Thu, Mar 01 2018


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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Mahendra Shetty remove your safron glasses and read the News properly. Police station Officer said that the girl is from the area and is not a minor and is not married to Nigerian. News started from BJP and RSS handles. Stop spreading hate.

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  • Flavian, Mangluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    "MODI is very devoted person..He fears god, he fast(now a days very few Hindu men fast) during .........."

    All such outward signs & visibly good actions are nothing but mesmerize the general public for election purpose. Just compare his good deeds and election compaign. Do you think he is at par with his good deeds. never he entrtains NANJI against opposite leaders. No respect for even the CM. Why not scathing attacks against on any of his deciples. All NATAKA baba

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  • Rocks, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Thank you all Daiji team..... for exposing the fake news!

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  • Thyampanna, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    I pity the lady. she looks sad and lost in despair. Hope she makes out safe.

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Once again what i said andh bhakths proved ,they are by default within us dravidians ,They are supposedly belong to looteras blood group,nimo,lamo etc,guuju,marwaris.Here also they looted someone's pic and blamed our HUMBLE govt.It is our gracious govt is tolerating them.

    These people should be thrown to Gulf of Kutch,then they ll know the importance of our state govt and its benefits.

    I ve been to Delhi,kerala,TN,shimla,Punjab, Maharashtra these are all in India.But karnataka with sidhu govt combination is just brilliant.You ll never find anywhere.

    In our scripture we come across people of Israel always mocking and troubling Moses(pbuh) asking ,Oh moses tell your lord we want this crops,we want that fruit,...this and tthat,their list kept on increasing.They were never satisfied.They always complained to Moses "your Lord can give only this(heaven's fruit).They were most lucky people they got almost to eat fruits which will be in heaven.But no they were not happy with that too as they were crooked people.

    Finally what happened Lord planted king Pharoah in the land of Misr(Egypt)where Bani Israel (children of Jacob) troubling Moses(PbUH).Now see their condition ,they were craving for Lord's help.As king Pharoah was most tyrant ruler on the face of earth.He tortured them like hell.

    Same goes with this bhakths ,more you be crooked and test our governance ,Lord will soon implant someone like Pharoah to u.Mark my words.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    ..MODI is very devoted person..He fears god, he fast(now a days very few Hindu men fast) during Navaratri,

    He believes work is worship, works 24/7..He donates almost 50% of income to charity ..

    He donates all his personal gifts to raise fund for charity..God helped in every advesary..being first time MLA he became CM, no one had this luck..GOD tried him Gujrat earthquake, then in unfortunate riots, then fake cases but he he came clean in every test..no one believed he will become PM but GOD helped him..some mocked him as illeterate how he will meet world leader, now he himself became one of best world leader..i worked in 3 countries but our PM is the best..

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    What modiji did in past and what he is doing to our country ,we all know.But we are tolerant and sometimes we are thankful that we are in India,not in Iraq or syria inspite all this bank loot etc.
    We are satisfied,what about andhbhakths when will they see the brighter side?why they see half glass empty.This is what im highlighting ,they s hould be lucky that they are in Karnataka.We are living in aprogressive state ,if they were in UP,rajasthan and posting derogatory comments against ruling state Trust me ,they wouldn't even have spared their life.
    I dont have to say that so many BJP activists get killed in Punjab ,kerala etc.In Karnataka you are allowed to bark.Because we are educated,we are rational thinkers,we will not kill,rather we are patient even when our people (Gauri Lankesh,MM Kalaburgi,pub attacks,homestay attack,churck attack)get destroyed. .That's the magnificent behaviour of kannadiga which no Indian has in their genes.

    Because we trust God has better plans.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Time & again, our PM passes obscured, false comments on opposition leaders.

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Lot peace lovers absent on nalappad comment,
    All pratyaksa now !

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  • Raj, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Harishere... they cant digest the fact that it is really happening under CONgress banner.. now they want to divert the subject... encha :)

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  • Stifler, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    When BJP leader mowed down 9 kids, all u people were in missing list ....Only Nalappad is ur concern because he belongs to Congress.. If it was other way around i'm sure again you will be KHAMOSH ..Encha :)

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  • Critics, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    I feel pity for both of you being a blind bhakhts of Modi, following his footsteps on fekugiry.

    FYI Nellapad article still there exist in DW more headlined stories. Recall them and check howmany comments being posting against him. He is been on news every alternative days. First publish reached 120 , next 83, 59, 55 and on. Dont be ignorant. I suggest both of you to come up with proper home work next time. You both have to accept the fact that sanghis are playing devisive politics.

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  • S. M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    If you more concern about Nalapad then i will remind you same time Bihar local BJP leader killed 9 innocents children's in road accident.

    Your sanghis chelas alway mislead news for their benefits this case also the same Sanghis backed Social pages alway create fake news.

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Hang the bjp leader in public who cross over public kids

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  • Matin, Madgaon/Muscat

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Since 2014 everything is fake.

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  • Saihu, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Fekuism is in their blood, I am been in some of their social media group and fake news has been making rounds in all means and poor uneducated people think it as true and comments with emotions.

    for eg Jama Masjid in dark due to non-payment of electricity bills over four crores,Fatwa in Saudi Arabia that men can eat their wives if hungry, Conversion rate card unearthed in Kerala,

    Dawood Ibrahim’s assets worth 15,000 crores seized in UAE, President Kovind gains 3 million new followers in an hour,

    Nostradamus had predicted the rise of supreme leader Narendus,Paresh Mesta boiling oil pouring case, Hindu girl has been attacked during paresh mesta case,

    destroying the temple and beating the Hindus in Rajasthan and the stories goes on and if I start listing may be we can write whole bunch of book.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    ..i dont know whether NASTRADAMAS predicted MODI becoming PM or not but i wonder how come Congis predicted RAHUL will become PM..

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  • Acchu, M'lore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Work of Right wing.

    Here group name given wrong, name should be "wrong Wing Group"

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  • Patriot, Indian

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Well Done Daijiworld,

    Great work. Wish you more success in giving us the true authentic unbiased NEWS. Have to UNMASK these LAIR, DECEPTIVE group of ANTI NATIONALS & SAVE OUR COUNTRY, GOING TO DOGS BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. These anti national will go to any extent to gain POWER & Push Indians TO SLAVERY. THESE Hippocrates should be hanged in PUBLIC, who wanna brake our Country & wanna throw our CONSTITUTION INTO DUST BIN.

    Thanks again for Opening their eyes towards the TRUTH.


    Jai HIND

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  • shaji, Calicut

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Due to frustration, sangh parivar is taking cheap steps by creating its own news and followed by its supporters to show to public that many people are against the issue which they are publicising.

    We have not seen such a bad time in indian history as being faced sicne last 3 to 4 years. We have lied to everyone in such a way that everyone is trusting us. This is a chanakya policy. Tell lie again and again so that opposit person will trust you. However, shameless people are not feeling shy and still thumping their back themselves and by their blind supporters.

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  • mohammed, Al khobar

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    RSS & BJP will never be succesful untill we have good Media to expose them like daiji did... Kudo daiji you are best....

    RSS and chaddi parivar group is having hard time ... you will neverever win in karnataka... Even if your modi is contesting here he can only loose to our siddu....

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  • Mallar, Mallar

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Do mark the date of election and come and vote. Commenting from Al khobar will not defeat them

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  • Raj, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    They are not married... probably contesting for the upcoming election.. either Owaisi or Pappu has to enlighten.. :D

    Joke of the day... anything and everything BJP, RSS is responsible... aur bolo :)

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    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    This is just like peeping into others life "MIYA BIWI RAZI KYA KAREGA KAZI" !! who are we to decide age limits ! 103 year old still driving the car in Mangalore ! 93 year old traffic warden in Mangalore still going strong. Unless there is objection "CHALTA HAI" . LIVE AND LET LIVE

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    ..that means only city name is different but news in real..she is from Hyderabad..people who are jumping on RSS should realise so called right wing social media may be wrong with city name but not with the news..lets concentrate on real news...

    very recently some 70-80 years old Arab grandpas arrested for marrying Muslim girls..a Mother knconing central govt doors to brign back her daughter..why community not stopping this practice..why OWAISI who was vocal against TTL/LJ not able to bring awarness within community..

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  • peacelover, India

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Whichever city this incident happened, as long as MIA BEEWI RAAZI, KYA KAREGA KAAZI.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Just to divert the attention of intelligent Mangaloreans away from Chota Modi's mis deed & cheating...!!!

    Let us enjoy the DOMBARATA...,
    Only Real Hindus can defeat FEKU Hinduism....!!!!!

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    They are not hesitate to cut and paste the Siddu photos on similar picture.

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    Thu, Mar 01 2018


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  • Mallar, Mallar

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    So, the news is right, location is wrong?
    Now a days, lot of clips of Raga, being circulated, with different illogical announcements. Please investigate and report to the readers, so that, kannadigas are not misguided this election.

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Mangalore or Hyderabad is not the question nor is it the question of quenching comunal thirst. It is the question of life of an innocent victim her only crime being a victim of circumstances & being treated as a commodity. There should be an institution of the Army where parents who cannot bring up their children can give them up for the country & the Army & govt. take the responsibility to bring them up educate them train them & absorb them in the forces. Such children & orphans will be children of the country rather than religion & society.

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  • ABDUL Rauf, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Triple Talaq, removal of Hajj Subsidy ( it was very very less and benefitting Air India ) and now this ,

    All these are great achievement s by our great govt .

    BJP should put these in their achievement s list in top row , hence come to power in Karnataka...

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  • Esther, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Great job, DaijiWorld. Keep it up. In this era of fake news, a trust worthy channel like yours are very important in keeping the sanity of the society. Once again, congrats and thank you.

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  • Hussain, Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Since 2014 communal tensions and fekugiri is at peak.....Thanks Daiji to expose these hate mongers brainless goondas

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  • UMMAR, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    BJP buzy in doing this type of works, then nothing more then this

    PM modi buzy in giving speech,

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    So long we have people to use this kind of fake news,they grow further and tough to stop

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  • Bob, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Good work daijiworld and team for bringing up true story and giving actual facts.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Thanks DW for bringing truth infront of the viewers.
    Nagpur theory doest work in technology world. Better shut down headquarter.

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  • Amith, USA

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Hello CHADDIS, "WAQT HAI CHULLU BER PANI MEIN DOOB MARNE KA " GARAM GARAM PAKODE kao aur DOOB maro, agar thoda bhi Sharam bacha hai tho!!!!! BESHARAM GHI KA BHI HADD HOTI HAI!!!!!

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  • SB, Mlore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    It doesn't matter where it happened. What matters is it happens, that too by the most peacefully, tolerant and most realistic scientific clan who boost of giving.their Women highest degree of "freedom " and rights.

    Bringing BJP and RSS name Herr is just a desperate attempt to influence voters as election is nearing.

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  • Ayesha, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Where it happened is extremely relevant in this case. With elections approaching, these right-wing outfits are doing everything to stir communal violence in the state, and especially targetting Mangalore as they know it is communally sensitive. They just want to twist a totally irrelevant incident and give it communal colour just to stir up emotions. I hope the police take suo motu action in this case and book those who spread such fake news for trying to create hatred against a religion.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    BJP's only Achievement ...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Any comment on these African & Arabs come to India and marry minor girls and make their life hell, treat them as just sex slaves

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  • The village boy, Sydney

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Hi Prashant, you Bhakts are conveniently ignoring the plight of hundreds of Nepali & Desi Hindu girls forced into prostitution every week in major cities. I read somewhere that majority of the handlers are from the same community!!

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  • Homer, Bharata

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Elections are close...
    And no big achievement to showcase to people.
    Plus Multi crore pnb scam of REAL money (not presumptive loss like 2g).
    Hence let's create and talk about non-existant kudla girl to suit our cause?
    Hope people realize,
    while ' suit boot' people are looting and are allowed to fly out of Bharata and have taken Bharata money abroad and are refusing to come back, promise of getting back swiss money to Bharata has remained EMPTY Promise like acche din.
    During UPA, a billionaire from Kolkata was put in jail for fund scam, even though he has own airlines, not allowed to fly out of Bharata.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Bottom line is, do not trust any news on social media unless you verify yourself. Most importantly if it's backed by Sanghi elements.

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  • L n T, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    BJP RSS backed social media🤔
    That too fake news on other religion?
    That means now fake era

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  • Nelly, Karla

    Thu, Mar 01 2018


    New India 2022 of Feku (as the goal post shifted from 2019, until 2019 only Gau Muthra had traces of Gold AND Cow dung did erased the hunger)

    Cashless economy. .. ACHIEVED

    Brainless Cabinet Ministers.... COUNTLESS




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  • Cyril, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Well done & great job daijiworld.
    Please follow up so that people know the culprit.

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  • Luv, Mlore

    Thu, Mar 01 2018

    Luv and respect for daijiworld media for publishing authentic content as always !!

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