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Nupur Sharma Support Angle Being probed in attack on Karjat man

An injured Prateek Pawar on the hospital.


A gaggle of males attacked a resident of Karjat in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district on August 4 – leaving him severely injured – and police at the moment are probing allegations that it was linked to his assist to Nupur Sharma, the since-suspended BJP chief whose feedback on Prophet Mohammed and Islam two months in the past sparked off a row. Four arrests have been made up to now, police stated.

There has already been a homicide in Maharashtra’s Amravati – in addition to one in Udaipur, Rajasthan – apparently over social media posts supporting Ms Sharma. Karjat noticed a bandh on Friday on a name by some Hindu organisations. BJP MLA Nitesh Rane demanded that the case be given to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the opposite two murders.

The injured man, Prateek Pawar, is admitted to hospital as he obtained extreme blows and cuts. Local police have registered a case of tried homicide and named among the accused.

Since Mr Pawar has some legal instances registered in opposition to him, police have not dominated out private enmity as the rationale.


Karjat in Ahmednagar noticed a shutdown on Friday over the attack.

The FIR says Prateek Pawar and his buddy, Amit Mane, had been ready for another mates by the highway when a “12-14 people” arrived there — some in a automotive, others on motorbikes and scooters. They allegedly abused him over his faith and one among them first attacked him with a sword. Others joined in utilizing knives, sticks and stones, based on Mr Mane.

He stated they saved saying “people like you are supporting Nupur Sharma and Kanhaiya Lal (Udaipur murder victim) on social media”. One of the attackers allegedly informed Mr Pawar that he’d meet the identical destiny as that of Umesh Kolhe (Amravati homicide sufferer).

As he bled from the top and fainted, the attackers thought he is useless, and left, says the FIR, based mostly on his buddy’s model of occasions.

People on the road didn’t intervene because the attackers had been a big group and had weapons, Mr Mane informed the police. He stated he referred to as different mates and took Mr Pawar to hospital after the attackers left.

Police have named Shahrukh Khan Pathan, Sohail Pathan, Nihal Khan Pathan, Ilail Sheikh, Tipu Pathan, Arbaaz Kasam Pathan, Arshad Pathan and Aqib Syed up to now in the case.