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Hindu Yuva Vahini members beat up student for online comments on religious photo

The police said the student in Uttar Pradesh was later arrested on the basis of an FIR.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2017 20:30 IST
Press Trust of India, Shahjahanpur
Hindu Yuva Vahini,Social media,Religion
Hindu Yuva Vahini vigilante members take part in a rally in Unnao in April, 2017.(Reuters File)

A high school student was beaten up by Hindu Yuva Vahini activists in Shahjahanpur for allegedly posting derogatory comments over a religious picture on social media, police said.

The activists had uploaded a picture of a Hindu god on a social media site, on which the student from another community allegedly posted derogatory comments, said Allahaganj police station in-charge Ashotosh Singh.

HYV activists caught hold of the student in a market and beat him up on Tuesday, Singh said, adding that the student has been arrested on the basis of an FIR filed in this connection on Wednesday.

Investigations are on in the case, he said.