Angered by comments that hurt religious
sentiments, local activists allegedly belonging to right wing
Hindu organisations Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on
Wednesday brutally beat a college professor working at Dr Ambedkar
College of Social Work five kms from here, police said. Six people have been arrested
for the incident and probe is on against one more.
"We have arrested six people - all
belonging to Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajranga Dal, under
different sections of IPC and Atrocities Act for creating riots
and beating Professor Bhumbe", Police Inspector of Dhule Taluka
Police Station Shri Ram Somwanshi said while talking to ummid.com.
The accused who have been charged
under sections 143/147504/506 of Indian Panel Code (IPC) and
section 3-1-10 of Atrocities Act have been identified by the
police as Rohit Chandawde, Kailash Madi, Yogesh Mukende, Hemant
Patil, Manoj Jadhav and Umesh Bhila Patil.
According to the complaint lodged at
Dhule Taluka Police Station, the incident occurred on Wednesday at
around 12:00 noon when the activists - alleged to be associated
with Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal, entered Dr
Ambedkar College of Social Work and demanded
immediate suspension of Prof Pramod Sukhdev Bhumbe for making
derogatory comments against Hindu religion.
Eyewitnesses while talking to
ummid.com said the angry activists suddenly started mercilessly
beating the professor even as the college staff tried to
Dhule Superintendent of Police
Pradeep Deshpande who was away from the city said further
investigation in the case was on.
The North Maharashtra City is in
news since about one month because of the communal riot that broke
out on January 06. Six people were dead and more than 40 others
were injured when police opened firing to control violent mob.