Maha: Imam assaulted in mosque in Jalna village; case registered

Jalna: Tension prevailed in a village in Maharashtra’s Jalna district after unidentified persons entered a mosque, assaulted an imam and allegedly cut off his beard, a police official said on Monday.

Victim Zakir Sayyed Khaja was alone in the mosque in Anwa village in Bhokardan tehsil when the incident took place at 7:30 pm on Sunday, he said.

He was found lying unconscious and has been admitted in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Aurangabad, the official added.

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Superintendent of Police Akshay Shinde visited the village to monitor the situation and a sizable number of police personnel has been deployed to maintain peace, he added.

A case has been registered and efforts were on to nab the accused, Inspector Abhijit More said.

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