By Nihal Mohammed / The Hindustan Gazette

Gumla (Jharkhand): Police have arrested Golu, Rajdeep Kumar Thakur, accused in the incident of throwing a piece of meat at the Shiva temple at Teto in Gumla district. On August 14, he brought meat to the temple with the aim of communal riots. Extremist Hindutva organizations had come forward with agitation and tension had arisen. A bandh has been called by the leadership of VHP and Bajrang Dal today in Gumla district. Meanwhile, the accused Rajdeep Kumar Thakur was arrested.

SDPO Manish Chandralal informed that the accused was arrested by a special investigation team formed on the instructions of the SP in the incident of throwing a piece of meat at the temple and breaking the communal harmony. He said that earlier Rajdeep had broken the idol of the same temple and confessed to the crime during interrogation. Police officers including SI Sudama Ram, Prem Sagar Singh, Vivek Chaudhary, Vinod Kumar and Mojmil were also in the team that nabbed the accused. As soon as the incident took place, under the leadership of Manoj Kumar, station in-charge, the meat was removed and cleaned and the temple was washed.

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