Violence erupts after meat was found in temple in UP’s Kannauj, idol broken

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New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj district, some unidentified miscreants allegedly threw pieces of meat in the premises of a village temple and desecrated idols at two places, leading to protests, during which several shops were set on fire, police said. was given. The gate of a graveyard was also damaged in the violence that followed, police said.

According to the police, the incident took place in Rasulabad village under Talagram police station area when temple priest Jagdish Chandra found pieces of meat inside the temple and informed the police.

Circle Officer Shiv Pratap Singh and station in-charge Hari Shyam Singh reached the spot and got the entire place cleaned. However, a crowd gathered on the road and blocked the Talgram-Indergarh road, accusing the police of being silent on the incident.

The blockade continued for three hours after which the police pacified the protesters. As soon as the blockade was lifted, there were reports that idols were desecrated in two places.

The mob became enraged and burnt four shops as well as entered a graveyard where they damaged its gate.

Inspector General (Kanpur Range), Prashant Kumar and Commissioner (Kanpur Division) Raj Shekhar also reached Talgram late on Saturday evening.

According to police officials, they are identifying the people behind the incident.

Officials said the situation is under control and they have increased foot police patrolling across the city.

District Magistrate Rakesh Mishra said that two FIRs have been registered regarding the incident.

“Those who are trying to disturb the peace, strict action will be taken against them,” he said.