A viral video showing Indians throwing Hindu religious statues being thrown into a river because the gods apparently failed to protect them from the novel coronavirus. In the 3minutes, 40 seconds video, men can be seen climbing into a truck containing large idols and lobbing the idols one by one over the bridge into a river below.
The claim is false, a Google Reverse Image search on the video’s individual frames led to a Facebook post-dated September 29, 2015.
The caption indicates that the video could be from the annual Ganesha festival. According to another Facebook post which shared the same clip around the same time as the previous one, the location of the immersion was National Highway 44 near Krishna river in Telangana.