Villagers in Shikarapara village in Jharkhand held protests after three Muslim youths were found drinking alcohol near Shiva temple. As reported by Jagran, an FIR was registered and on Irfan Ansari was arrested. Two other men, Dakhtarwa Miyan, who hails from West Bengal, and Gudda Miyan, who hails from Shikaripara village are on the run.
The incident took place on Wednesday night and the villagers reportedly gathered last night to decide on the ‘shuddhikaran’ of the temple.
As per the report, some tribal men saw the three Muslim youths drinking alcohol outside the Shiva temple and alerted the villagers. As soon as villagers came, the men tried to escape but one was caught who was later handed over to police. As soon as the news spread, people started gathering. Extra police force from neighbouring village was also called in to avoid any untoward incident.
The village panchayat, under the leadership of Sunita Hembram and panchayat secretary Kabil Ansari decided that after consultation with Pandits, a shuddhikaran (cleansing) of the temple should be carried out.