On Sunday, a young man in Ahraura, Mirzapur, going to the famous Bhandari Devi Temple for a Darshan was attacked and beaten up by a mob. As per a report in Patrika.com, the incident of a coordinated attack on a man going to temple had created tension in the area which has now subsided after the police arrested the three main accused involved in the crime.
As per the report, over a dozen Muslim men had attacked a young man, a resident of Chowk Muhalla in Ahraura, Mirzapur on his way to the Bhandari Devi Temple. After the incident, several people had protested before the police station, condemning the attack and had demanded action from the police over the matter.
The protests reportedly continued till about 11 pm on Sunday night and were pacified only after the police station in-charge Amit Kumar Singh assured the crowd that police will take adequate action in the matter.
Taking swift action, the police then searched and arrested the main accused in the incident. Speaking to OpIndia, a police official confirmed that three accused, namely, Sonu, son of Maksood, Sunauvvar Ali, and Waheed have been arrested for attacking and beating up the young man.
Producing the accused in the local SDJM court, the police also stated that the accused are a threat to the law and order of the area. The court, taking cognisance of the issue, had reportedly rejected the bail applications of the three men and has ordered them into 14-day judicial custody.