Techie dies after attack by Hindutva group

June 04, 2014 11:20 pm | Updated October 18, 2016 02:38 pm IST - Pune:

A 24-year-old Muslim technology professional died of injuries after members of the radical right-wing outfit Hindu Rashtra Sena attacked him here on Monday night.

The Pune police said Mohsin Shaikh from Solapur was beaten to death when he was on his way home after evening prayers. The incident is a fallout of communal tensions in the city after morphed derogatory photos of Maratha king Shivaji and Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray were posted on Facebook.

14 arrested

Fourteen Hindu Rashtra Sena activists have been arrested and sent to police custody till June 9 in connection with the murder.

The city has been tense since the weekend after the morphed photos went viral on social media. Right-wing organisations vandalised more than 200 buses last week.

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