Moradabad city was tense on Sunday after members of the Muslim community, angered by an objectionable post on WhatsApp, lobbed stones at a police station and reportedly manhandled some policemen.
Police said a Hindu youngster from Nagfani area sent an objectionable image to a Muslim via WhatsApp on Saturday. The recipient downloaded the image and found it “seriously objectionable”. He then informed other Muslims about the post.
Several members of the Muslim community, angered by the WhatsApp post, trooped to Nagfani police station late on Saturday and demanded the immediate arrest of people involved in transmitting the image. Police assured them that those involved in the incident would be arrested soon.
However, this failed to pacify the angry crowd and some people hurled stones at the police station and reportedly manhandled some policemen.
As news of the objectionable WhatsApp post spread, members of the Muslim community also gathered at Mughalpura police station and ‘gheraoed’ it. Police said the crowd also torched a motorcycle parked outside Nagfani police station.