Fact Check: This priest was not attacked by Bangladeshis or Muslims; here's the fact check

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Several posts are being circulated online with claims that a priest in Vrindavan’s Imlitala Temple, was brutally thrashed by some people from Bangladesh.
The caption of the post read: “Brutal assault on Vrindavan priest: Tamal Krishna Das, an elderly Vaishnav saint & one of the main priests of Imlitala Temple in Vrindavan, UP, mercilessly thrashed by goons. Two of the assailants are told to be Bangladeshis, while others are outsiders. All the attackers are absconding. Mathura Police trying to hush up the case. People are requested to share this as widely as possible.”


The above pictures are also being shared with claims that the assaulters were Muslims.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FAKE.
Mathura Police posted a picture on Twitter explaining that there was no communal angle to the incident.


In the tweet, Mathura Police clarified that the dispute took place on May 11, 2020, between the followers of the current President of the Imlitala Gaudiya Mutt, BP Sadhu, and the former president, Tamal Das, over the unlocking of the library. Tamal Das sustained some injuries and has been admitted to a hospital in Mathura.

Mathura Police also posted a video explaining the dispute that has no communal angle to it.
In conclusion, the above information proves that the dispute took place among the members of the Imlitala Gaudiya Mutt and a deliberate communal angle is being given to the incident by rumour mongers.

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