Indian police grill 10-yr-old Muslim boy for entering temple in UP

English General Official News

Ghaziabad, October 13, 2021 (PPI-OT): A 10-year-old Muslim boy was taken to a police station for questioning after he inadvertently entered the Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Utter Pardesh. According to Kashmir Media Service, in a video clip circulating on social media, temple priest Yati Narsinghan and Saraswati charged that the minor had been sent to snoop on him and in the boy’s community, there are ‘trained killers’ of his age.

Narsinghanand can be heard accusing the boy standing next to him of entering the temple premises to carry out a ‘recce’ but asserted that he was not ‘touched or slapped’. The priest said he wanted to tell UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and all senior police officers that a conspiracy is being hatched to kill him.

However, the boy told police that he had come to the area to visit his pregnant sister-in-law admitted to the community health centre (CHC) adjacent to the temple. He said that he accidentally entered the temple but was caught by the management and handed over to police. After verifying the veracity of the boy’s statements, he was allowed to go, police said. Earlier this year, a Muslim boy was assaulted after he entered the temple premises to drink water.

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