It was an ordeal of a different kind for a Zirakpur-based family which was flooded with calls from the anxious relatives and friends when a birthday video of their son Fatehvir Singh, the namesake of a two-year-old child who died after falling into a borewell, was circulated on social media by someone claiming that it was of the deceased boy.
Dalbir Singh Paul, a resident of Zirakpur in Mohali district, was “shocked” when he came to know that the video clip of his two-and-half-year-old-son's birthday celebration was being circulated on social media.
“Our family was quite shocked when we learnt that the birthday video clip of our son Fatehvir Singh was being shown as of the two-year-old child of Sangrur district,” said Dalbir Singh Paul on Wednesday.
He said that he learnt about the circulation of the video, which was shot in January last year, on social media and some web channels two days back. “We were flooded with calls from our relatives and friends when they saw this video on social media,” he told PTI.
Paul had posted the video clip of his son's birthday celebration on his Facebook account from where someone shared the link of the video on several social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.
He had even asked some web channels to take the video off from their portals. “We are quite disturbed with this incident,” said Paul's wife adding that one must verify video before sharing with anyone.