A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker from Karnataka’s Raichur has been arrested for putting up a WhatsApp status depicting Muslim women as ‘baby-making factory’.
The RSS worker, Raju Thumbak, who hails from Lingasugur town of Raichur, had put up the status on Thursday evening.
Thumbak’s post prompted widespread protests from the Muslim community. After the image on Thumbak’s WhatsApp status went viral, members of the community filed a police complaint and sought his arrest.
Based on the complaint, police arrested Thumbak late on Thursday night. He was produced before the Magistrate and was later sent to judicial custody.
The police have filed an FIR under sections 295 (A) (intended to outrage religious feelings) and 505 (1) (c) (with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The police are likely to seek his custody for further questioning in the matter.