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Kolar, Karnataka — Mentally Challenged Individual Desecrated Idols At Temple, Propagandists Circulate Communal Claims: Fact-Check 

An individual from a specific community has allegedly desecrated idols at a Hindu temple located in the Kolar district of Karnataka, according to a shared video.

Hindu Mahasabha (“@HMSKTK“) tweeted “Attacked and demolished Hindu temple idol murty Karnataka : #Kolar became hub of Anti Hindus. @KolarPolice enable control Islamic Jihad and conversion mafias in District” on Oct 22, 2023. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Reality About the Incident? : Fact

The truth is that the accused is a mentally challenged person named Krishna Reddy, 33 years. He was discovered desecrating the temple idol.

The authorities of the temple suggested releasing him without filing a lawsuit.The accused is a member of the Hindu community. The incident has nothing to do with the minority community. However, an NCR has been registered at Gulpet Police Station, Kolar.

KOLAR DISTRICT POLICE (“@KolarPolice“) requested everyone to check thei real facts and avoid believing untrue rumours officially on a twitter post on Oct 22, 2023.

The translated statement by Karnataka State Police is attached herewith:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Extremists are circulating news with communal claims to create disharmony.

Conclusion:

Claim : A video has surfaced purporting to show an individual from a specific community attacking idols at a Hindu temple in the Karnataka district of Kolar.

Fact : The accused is actually a mentally challenged person named Krishna Reddy. It has nothing to do with the minority community.

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