A video has emerged on social media, in which a Hindu fortune-teller dressed in saffron is heard making calls to kidnap and rape Muslim women in public amid a sea of people chanting and clapping over the comments, chanting “Jay Sri Ram” in Uttar Pradesh. Citapur. Police have launched an investigation based on the viral footage.
“If any Muslim man chases after Hindu women, I will kidnap and publicly rape Muslim women,” Mahant said.
Sitapur is located about 100 km from the state capital Lucknow.
A journalist posted the video on Twitter and the official handle of the Uttar Pradesh Police was tagged. In the 41-second clip, a man in a police uniform can also be seen in the background.
Trigger warning! Mahan in front of a mosque in the presence of policemen warns that he will beat Muslim women and ₹pe them in open. According to locals near Sheshi Wali Mosque, Khairabad, Sitapur. This happened on April 2, 2022, 2pm. Tweet embed Tweet embed pic.twitter.com/wkBNLnqUW0
– Muhammad Al-Zubair (@zoo_bear) April 7, 2022
Furthermore, he went on to claim that a plot to kill him had been hatched and carried a bounty of Rs 28 lakh on his head.
The journalist said the video was filmed on April 2, but that “the police did not take any action even after five days.”
Sitapur Police responded to his tweet and said an investigation had been launched and a senior officer was investigating.
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