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.
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.
दिनाँक 11.05.2020 को थाना वृन्दावन क्षेत्र में दो साधुओं के मध्य हुये झगड़े के सम्बन्ध में विभिन्न सोशल मीडिया प्लेटफार्म पर चलायी जा रही असत्य खबर के सम्बन्ध में खण्डन । #UPAgainstFakeNews pic.twitter.com/7Du60gjqTm
— MATHURA POLICE (@mathurapolice) May 12, 2020
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.
थाना वृन्दावन क्षेत्र इमली तला स्थित गौड़ीय मठ के साधु के साथ
हुई मारपीट के सम्बन्ध में क्षेत्राधिकारी सदर द्वारा दी गयी बाइट। pic.twitter.com/HPwQZzxYGa
— MATHURA POLICE (@mathurapolice) May 11, 2020
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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