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Sadhus Brutally Beaten Up By People Belonging To The Muslim Community?
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Purulia, West Bengal — Sadhus Brutally Beaten Up By People Belonging To The Muslim Community? Fact-Check 

A video, which purports to show how people of the Muslim community thrashed the Sadhus brutally is making the rounds in Purulia, West Bengal.

Verified accounts on twitter, including Izlamic Terrorist (“@raviagrawal3“) tweeted the video and made the claim that TMC political party in Purulia West Bnegal tried to murder Sadhus who went from Uttar Pradesh. The tweet was made on Jan 13, 2024, which has received an about more than 7k views on X. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth Behind This Incident? : Fact

In actuality, religion has nothing to do with this incident. The three monks were believed to be “kidnappers in disguise”  and thus the mob attacked them. The police claim that three Gangasagar-bound sadhus and three local minor girls from the area near Kashipur got into a verbal argument because of a language barrier. The locals mistreated the sadhus, causing damage to their vehicle and raising suspicions of kidnapping after the girls became frightened. Twelve people are in custody after the police intervened to save the Sadhus.

The official account of Purulia Police (“@PuruliaPolice“) officially attached the report of the incident which occured on Jan 11, 2024. The tweet was made on Jan 13, 2024.

Further, the @PuruliaPolice also confirmed that the 12 people were arrested who tried to attack the Sadhus. All possible assitance were provided to the Sadhus by the Police to rescue them.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating sensitive videos with false claims to create communal disharmony among communities in the Indian state of WB. A sensitive video from West Bengal’s Purulia is being circulated claiming that these Sadhus were brutally thrashed by people belonging to the Muslim community. The incident in question is unrelated to religion, as is the fact. A crowd mistook the three monks for “kidnappers in disguise” and attacked them. Three sadhus and three young girls from the area near Kashipur got into a verbal argument, according to the police. When the girls became frightened, locals attacked the sadhus, causing damage to their vehicle and making accusations of abduction. Police arrived to save the Sadhus, and 12 suspects were arrested.

Conclusion:

Fact : Actually, there is no connection between religion and this incident. The three monks were attacked by a mob who thought they were “kidnappers in disguise”. Three minor girls from the area near Kashipur and three Gangasagar-bound sadhus got into a verbal argument, as per the police report. The girls became scared, and locals attacked the sadhus, causing damage to their vehicle and alleging a kidnapping attempt. The Sadhus were rescued by police, and 12 suspects have been arrested.

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