Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh:
UP man arrested for hurting religious sentiments by selling chicken on photos of Hindu deities
A man was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by selling chicken on a piece of paper having pictures of Hindu deities, and also attacking a police team.
The incident took place on Sunday when some people complained that Talib Hussain was selling chicken from his shop on a piece of paper carrying a picture of a Hindu god and goddess, hurting their religious feeling, the police told news agency Press Trust of India.
When a police team reached his shop, Talib Hussain allegedly attacked them with a knife with an intention to kill, the FIR or police case stated, according to Press Trust of India.
Talib Hussain has been charged under IPC Sections 153-A [promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence], 295-A [deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs] and 307 [attempt to murder].
An investigation is being carried out. More details awaited.
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