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April 17, 2012

Youth arrested for throwing meat at shrine in Hyderabad, booked for rumour-mongering too

Rakesh @ G Sivakumar
A youth, Rakesh, was arrested by the police for throwing beef at a temple in Hyderabad.

The incident had led to tension in the city as it was suspected to be the handiwork of a mischief monger among the minority community.

But police arrested a youth Rakesh Tej alias G Sivakumar who accepted that he had thrown beef at the Pochamma Temple

He confessed that he had bought meat from a butcher's shop and had thrown it at the shrine in SP Nagar.

The accused said that he had later circulated the rumours which had caused tension in the locality on April 10.

The incident comes in wake of incidents when right-wing groups have been found involved in attempts to hoist Pakistani flag.

It is suspected that the aim was to blame the act on minority community and turn it into Hindu-Muslim riots. It is not clear yet if Rakesh is linked to any of the Hindutva groups.

The incidents of hoisting flags occurred in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh recently. In both incidents, RSS-affilicated VHP, Sri Ram Sene and Bajrang Dal activists were found involved in mischief.

There were such incidents earlier also in the city that is considered ultra-sensitive. Stabbings were reported in the city in recent months and later a group Hindu Vahini was found involved in all these cases.

TIH Bureau

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