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For supporting Nupur Sharma, Man attacked with sharp weapons in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar | India News

For supporting Nupur Sharma, Man attacked with sharp weapons in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar | Information

A 23-year-old man was attacked with sharp weapons by a mob in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district accusing him of supporting Bharatiya Janata Social gathering’s Nupur Sharma on social media, leaving him critically injured, police stated on Saturday. 4 principal accused have been arrested in reference to the incident which occurred on August 4.

A senior officer stated it was untimely to say something concerning the motive behind the assault because the investigation is on the preliminary stage. The person, recognized as Pratik alias Sunny Rajendra Pawar, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital for accidents to his head and different components of the physique, a police official stated.

Pawar was attacked by no less than 14 folks from the Muslim group with a sword, sickle, sticks, and hockey sticks on Thursday night in entrance of a medical store at Akkabai Chowk in Karjat city, 222 km away from the Ahmednagar district headquarters. The incident occurred when Pawar and Amit Mane, the complainant within the case, had been going to attend an occasion on his two-wheeler and ready for a good friend close to the medical store, the official stated.

Whereas they had been ready for a good friend, some males belonging to the Muslim group approached them on two-wheelers. They had been carrying a sword, sickle, and hockey sticks, as per the First Info Report (FIR). One in every of them shouted at Pawar saying he had written a put up on social media in help of Nupur Sharma and likewise put the standing on Instagram after Kanhaiya Lal, and attacked him, Mane acknowledged in his grievance filed on Friday.

Kanhaiya Lal was allegedly murdered by two Muslim males in June in Udaipur for allegedly sharing a social media put up in help of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, whose feedback on Prophet Mohammad had precipitated an enormous row.

The attackers threatened Pawar that he’ll meet the identical destiny as that Umesh Kolhe. One of many attackers hit Pawar in his eyes, the official stated quoting the FIR.

Kolhe, a chemist, was killed over his alleged help for Nupur Sharma on social media in Maharashtra’s Amravati district. The case is being investigated by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA).

After Pawar was left injured, Mane referred to as up his two pals and so they rushed Pawar to a state-run hospital. A senior police officer stated it’s untimely to hyperlink the assault to social media posts, if any, of Pawar.

“Although there’s a point out of Pawar’s social media put up in help of Nupur Sharma (within the grievance), it is extremely untimely to discuss it because the probe is on,” he stated.

He stated Pawar has a prison background with two instances pending in opposition to him. Pawar had been externed earlier for his prison actions.

“In the course of the investigation to this point, we didn’t come throughout Pawar’s social media put up supporting Nupur Sharma. We’re inspecting all his social media accounts together with Fb, Instagram and WhatsApp,” one other police official stated.

He stated the sufferer had some outdated enmity with members of a gaggle, which can have led to the assault. An FIR was registered in opposition to 14 folks below sections 307 (Try to homicide),143 (Being a member of an illegal meeting), rioting, 323 (Punishment for voluntarily inflicting damage), and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, and 4 of the principle accused arrested.

Condemning the incident, BJP MLA Nitesh Rane stated Pawar was accosted by 10 to fifteen males from the Muslim group who questioned him why he was maintaining Nupur Sharma’s image as his DP and asking others to take action.

“Pratik Pawar obtained 35 stitches (throughout remedy) after the assault. He’s combating for his life,” he claimed. “I need to warn that If Hindus are focused in such a way, our palms aren’t tied. We is not going to sit quiet until all of the accused are arrested. A few of them are nonetheless absconding.

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is monitoring the case. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities and minority affairs minister Nawab Malik aren’t in energy now. Attackers of Hindus will likely be given a tit-for-tat response. We comply with B R Ambedkar’s structure. There isn’t a Shariah regulation on this nation, ” he instructed reporters in Mumbai.

Nitesh, son of Union minister Narayan Rane, additionally claimed that Hindu gods and goddesses are insulted with impunity on social media.

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