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In Tamil Nadu, man beaten up for Facebook post of his beef soup consumption

Mohamed Fisan
R Rajaram TIRUCHI: 12 July 2019 13:10 IST
Updated: 12 July 2019 15:43 IST

Acting on a complaint from victim Mohamed Fisan, police detain four in Nagapattinam district.

A 24-year-old man in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu was assaulted, allegedly by a gang of four of his village, after he posted a photo of himself consuming beef soup on his Facebook account with a caption saying that he relished it. He was hospitalised.

The incident occurred at Poravachery village in the Kilvelur police station limits around 7 p.m. on Thursday. Police have detained N. Dinesh Kumar (28), R. Agathian (29) A. Ganesh Kumar (27) and M. Mohankumar (28).

Police sources said victim Mohamed Fisan runs a photocopy shop.

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Police sources said Dinesh Kumar is a member of the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam and a local level office-bearer of the party.

A wordy quarrel took a violent turn and the four allegedly assaulted Mohammed Fisan with a wooden log and iron rod on his left shoulder and wrist, said the police.

Mohamed Fisan was admitted to the Nagapattinam Government Hospital as an in-patient. The incident created a furore among the victim's relatives and acquaintances, who demanded action against the attackers.

Acting on a complaint from Mohamed Fisan, the Kilvelur Police detained the four persons and conducted enquiries with them. A case was registered against them under IPC sections 153(A) promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony 307 (attempt to murder) 506(ii) (criminal intimidation) 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 294 (b) (uttering obscene words in public place).

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