Slaughtered piglet thrown inside Sonepat mosque, case registeredUpdated: Apr 28, 2017 15:02 IST
Villagers said the piglet must have been thrown over the wall as the doors of the mosque were shut in the morning.(HT Representative Photo)
Mohana village in Sonepat was tense on Friday morning after a slaughtered piglet was found inside a recently-built mosque in the village. However, a prompt action by police and long-term Hindu-Muslim communal harmony in the district averted any untoward incident.
Imam at the mosque, Noor Mohammad, found the piglet around 7 am, after which he alerted the police.
A team of police along with forensic experts rushed to spot for investigation.
Mohana station house officer Veerbhan said, “It was a 15-20 day old piglet that was slaughtered. There is no tension as such because the Muslim families are satisfied with our action and we will arrest the accused shortly,” Veerbhan said, maintaining that no security force was deployed in the village.
Villagers said the piglet must have been thrown over the wall as the doors of the mosque were shut in the morning.
Veerbhan said a case has been registered under Section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) of the IPC, and the investigation was on to nab the unidentified accused.
Mohana sarpanch Ishwar Singh said around 50 Muslim families live in the area. “Everyone in the village has condemned the act and will give full support in investigation,” he said.
First Published: Apr 28, 2017 14:56 IST