Lucknow/Unnao, July 13: A days after four Madrasa students were allegedly thrashed with cricket bats and sticks in Unnao over 'Jai Shri Ram' chants, Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday informed that they have arrested one person in association with the case. They even claimed that no slogans were raised and the fight was over playing cricket.
Informing about the development, Uttar Pradesh Police said, as quoted by news agency ANI, "Complaints of the raising of slogans (Jai Shri Ram) have not been verified yet. One arrested. Further investigation underway." Uttar Pradesh: Madrassa Students in Unnao Beaten Up For Refusing to Chant 'Jai Shri Ram'
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Unnao Police on Madrasa students thrashed allegedly after forced to chant Jai Sri Ram on July 11: Complaints of raising of slogans have not been verified yet. One arrested. Further investigation underway. https://t.co/KXDouaxMLu
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 13, 2019
Adding more, police stated that they have examined the CCTV footage and found that those four named in FIR weren't there at the spot. They said, "According to CCTV footage & probe, those named in FIR weren't there at the spot. Madrasa students had an argument with one of the four people in the other group which led to a clash."
Earlier on Saturday, Police had claimed that preliminary probe revealed quarrel was over playing cricket and their investigation showed that no slogans were raised, contrary to what the FIR lodged by the madrasa manager said. Also, there was an attempt to cause communal tension in the area.
The incident allegedly took place at the playground of Government Inter College in the Civil Lines area here Thursday, resulting in injuries to the madrasa students. The students of Dar-ul-Uloom Faiz-e-Aam were playing cricket, when the accused allegedly beat them up with bats and sticks.