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Criminals are handing out anaesthesia-laden face masks in order to commit robbery.

There is no evidence that criminals are handing out chemical-doused face masks to people to commit robbery.

There is no evidence that criminals are handing out chemical-doused face masks to people to commit robbery.A message on Social media reads ''Beware, Don't take masks from strangers' is going viral on WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube, warning people that criminals are handing out anaesthesia-laden face masks to unsuspecting civilians and then rob them as the users are knocked unconscious.

We found no evidence or news reports that the crime has taken place anywhere of criminals handing out chemical-doused face masks to people to commit robbery. Also, no such advisory or warning has been issued so far by the police, home ministry or any other law enforcing authority in India or abroad about such incidents or possibilities of crime.

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