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A WhatsApp rumor is spreading that farmers die in 5 minutes after being bitten by a poisonous insect in Karnataka!

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A green flow is coming in the cotton field. It died within five minutes of being bitten. Happened in Karnataka. It is more of a venomous insect than a snake. Share to all groups on WhatsApp. In particular, keep farmers informed.



In the cotton field of Karnataka state, people who were bitten by an insect that is more poisonous than a snake died within 5 minutes, a photo of an insect and a photo of the bodies of the dead in the agricultural land are attached and this information is going viral on social media such as WhatsApp and Facebook.

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What is the truth?

When reverse imaged the image of the insect in the viral photos, it was found that it belongs to the stinging nettle caterpillar type. The fur-like area on the back of this insect is for its defense. If someone touches it, the chemicals released from them can cause skin irritations. No human deaths have been reported from this type of insect which is also found in India.

Also, when we searched further with the viral image, Conas worm (ghonas worm) information was found. While searching for this conas worm, it has been reported in the news that not only the crops but also humans have been affected by these worms in the agricultural lands of Chandigarh and Beed district of Maharashtra.


People infected with conas worms found in grass and sugarcane have been hospitalized for itching, swelling and pain. The Beed district agriculture officer has advised to spray Chlorocyber if the attack of this worm is high. However, no fatalities occurred due to these worms.

Next, while adding the reverse image of the photos of the victims in the viral post, “A father and son were struck by lightning while going to fertilize cotton in Nave village in Cheliskan taluk of Maharashtra. A video has been published on Zoom Marathi YouTube channel and photos on Maharashtra Times website.

In the state of Maharashtra, a rumor has been created that a father and son were killed by lightning in a cotton field and the news of people being affected by conas worms in the same state.


In our search, the rumor spread that farmers died within 5 minutes after being bitten by a poisonous insect in a cotton field in Karnataka. In two districts of Maharashtra, farmers have been hospitalized due to skin damage caused by conas worms. Similarly, the pictures of the dead in the viral post can be identified as lightning strike victims in Maharashtra.


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