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Dhule professor beaten by Bajrang Dal, VHP activists

Thursday January 31, 2013 04:05:06 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

Dhule: Angered by comments that hurt religious sentiments, local activists allegedly belonging to right wing Hindu organisations Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday brutally beat a college professor working at Dr Ambedkar College of Social Work five kms from here, police said. Six people have been arrested for the incident and probe is on against one more.

 

"We have arrested six people - all belonging to Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajranga Dal, under different sections of IPC and Atrocities Act for creating riots and beating Professor Bhumbe", Police Inspector of Dhule Taluka Police Station Shri Ram Somwanshi said while talking to ummid.com. 

 

The accused who have been charged under sections 143/147504/506 of Indian Panel Code (IPC) and section 3-1-10 of Atrocities Act have been identified by the police as Rohit Chandawde, Kailash Madi, Yogesh Mukende, Hemant Patil, Manoj Jadhav and Umesh Bhila Patil. 

 

According to the complaint lodged at Dhule Taluka Police Station, the incident occurred on Wednesday at around 12:00 noon when the activists - alleged to be associated with Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal, entered Dr Ambedkar College of Social Work and demanded immediate suspension of Prof Pramod Sukhdev Bhumbe for making derogatory comments against Hindu religion.

 

Eyewitnesses while talking to ummid.com said the angry activists suddenly started mercilessly beating the professor even as the college staff tried to pacify them.

 

Dhule Superintendent of Police Pradeep Deshpande who was away from the city said further investigation in the case was on.

 

The North Maharashtra City is in news since about one month because of the communal riot that broke out on January 06. Six people were dead and more than 40 others were injured when police opened firing to control violent mob.

 

 

 


 



 




 

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