In a strange development, the Varanasi police recently filed an FIR after a viral ‘ghost video’ of a white silhouette on rooftop has created panic among locals. Now gone viral video of the incident shows a murky video of a white-colored silhouette suspended on thin air in rooftop in the Uttar Pradesh city. Due to the panic spreads among locals, the police took cognizance of the matter and has filed an FIR as well.
A Timesnow report quoted Ramakant Dubey, Bhelupur police station inspector, saying, “There is fear among the people. On their complaint we have lodged an FIR against unknown persons and have intensified patrolling in the area.” Local police have maintained that the Varanasi ‘ghost’ video is forged, and urged people to not pay heed to such developments.
It all started when the video of a white silhouette floating around the VDA colony park in Varanasi shocked and awed the netizens on social media. Similar videos emerged in no time, all of which, received thousands of views on social media, triggering panic among locals.
While some locals are living in fear of the ghost, others rubbish the claims. Suresh Singh, a local, was quoted in a Hindustan Times report saying, “It seems to be a fake video but there is a lot of fear among locals, hence we decided to approach the police to investigate the matter to reveal the truth.”
The Facts of the Matter
For Indian cops, filing FIRs against crimes – trivial to gruesome – is just part of the job. However, it’s not every day that the police have to file FIR in connection to a ‘ghost’ creating panic in a God loving city.
Recently, cops at the Bhelupur police station, Varanasi, had to take cognizance of an unscientific rumour about a ‘ghost’, and file FIR against “unidentified miscreants”.
‘Ghost Video’ in Varanasi Creates Panic
It all started a few days back when a video of Badi Gabi’s VDA Colony in Varanasi went viral on social media. In the video, a white silhouette was seen wandering above the rooftops of the houses near a park.
As if on cue, three more such videos were shared on social media, adding fuel to the fire, and triggering panic among the locals, in a city which is known for its religious connotations.
Watch the Video here:
आप भूतों की कहानी हमेशा फिल्मों में सुने होंगे लेकिन #बनारस के बड़ी #गैवी के #वीडीए कालोनी में #भूतों की चर्चा #हकीकत में हो रही है।#बहुत #horror #horrorvideo #paranormal #ghost #up #Varanasi #vda@news24tvchannel
— Abhishek Dubey (News24) (@MediaAbhi20) September 24, 2022
बनारस में छतों पर एक सफेद कपड़ा पहने भूत के चलने का वीडियो तेजी से वायरल हो रहा है, चश्मदीदों ने पुलिस से जांच की मांग की है… pic.twitter.com/e8KqvvYIr0
— Banarasians (@banarasians) September 22, 2022
वाराणसी में छतों पर भागते दिखे भूत, वीडियो सोशल मीडिया पर वायरल। घटना को लेकर स्थानीय लोगों के बीच खौफ। अफवाहों के बीच लोगों ने पुलिस प्रशासन से मांगी मदद।#Varanasi #Ghost #ViralVideo #भूत pic.twitter.com/7vg6Cc4aAE
— Anant Dev Pandey Bhadohi (@journalist_adp) September 20, 2022
Police Takes Cognizance
To squash the panic and give the locals some sense of relief, the police took cognizance of the matter, and filed a complaint.
Ramakant Dubey, inspector, Bhelupur Police Station, was quoted saying, “There is fear among the people. On their complaint we have lodged an FIR against unknown persons and have intensified patrolling in the area.”
Although the police have assured more patrolling, the Deputy Commissioner of Police urged locals to not pay heed to such incidents, and asked netizens to not forward such videos.
Meanwhile, locals in Varanasi are truly divided in the matter. Some locals have been living in panic because of the Varanasi ghost video, others have rubbished the claims. Suresh Singh, a local, spoke to media, and said that the video “seemed” to be fake.
“It seems to be a fake video but there is a lot of fear among locals, hence we decided to approach the police to investigate the matter to reveal the truth,” he said.
How Gujarat Police was Forced to File FIR Against Ghosts
It should be noted that this is not the first time the police filed FIR regarding a case with connection to ‘ghost’. Earlier in 2021, the Jambhugoda police station in Vadodara, Gujarat filed FIR against 2 ghosts. It so happened that a 35-year-old man came to the police in a state of panic, and asked them to protect him from a gang of ghosts.
Later, the family of the man revealed that he was undergoing psychiatric treatment and had not been taking medicines lately.