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A Muslim mob shouting slogans in favour of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi attacked a temple in Dhatkidih village in Seraikela district, where a Muslim youth was lynched, and removed religious flags. The mob then threatened Hindu women with rape.
The mob protesting the lynching of Tabrez Ansari said they would do the same to Hindus.
The frightened Hindu women lodged an FIR on Thursday. The police have confirmed the report. According to district police chief Karthik S, a group of women have lodged an FIR at the Seraikela police station. “They were threatened with rape and other consequences. We are investigating the matter,” he told a reporter.
Ansari, 22, died in a hospital on June 23, days after he was brutally thrashed by a mob in Dhatkidih village on suspicion of stealing a bike. According to the police, a stolen motorcycle and some other things were also recovered from him.
The issue of lynching was raised by the Congress members in the Lok Sabha. The Prime Minister said he was also feeling sad about the whole incident.