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With fake video of priest assault, anti-peace elements attempt communal unrest in Kolkata

With fake video of priest assault, anti-peace elements attempt communal unrest in Kolkata

KOLKATA: On Saturday, the Kolkata police took on hatemongers on Twitter after a video was shared purportedly showing a Hindu priest being beaten up during Navratri. A Twitter handle shared a video stating: “This brahmin’s Puja bell sounds during this navaratri disturbed those Muslims in a Muslim majority area​in West Bengal!”

While the tweet was roundly retweeted, several people tagged the Kolkata police asking them to verify the video. According to the Kolkata police’s Twitter handle the video is of an old incident showing a priest being manhandled by a victim’s family, who he had allegedly molested. FIRs had been lodged against the priest and the those that had accosted him.

The user has deleted the tweet now.

Kolkata Police wrote on Twitter: “This is a wrong and mischievous post. This priest was manhandled by the family members of the victim girl where he allegedly molested her. FIR was registered vide no.P3-205 dated 31.08. 17,u/s 354/509 IPC and counter FIR was registered against people who assaulted the priest. vide no P3 Case no 206dated 31.08. 17 u/s 34/323/341IPC. Legal action is being initiated against all the people spreading communal hatred.”