Youth held for descreation of Hindu deities

Bhubaneswar: A youth was arrested on charges of burning pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses and posting the video on social media in Rayagada district of Odisha.

The accused has been identified as Agasti Garada of Panchali village under Tikiri police station. He had allegedly set ablaze pictures of several Hindu gods and goddesses asserting that he believed only in Indian Constitution on Tuesday.

The entire act was shot and the video posted on social media causing widespread outrage and condemnation.

Before torching the pictures of the deities, he and his friends worshiped a photo of Dr BR Ambedkar.

Taking suo moto action, the police immediately swung into action and arrested Garada under various sections of IPC, police said.

Superintendent of Police Rayagada, Saravana Bibek said after investigation into the contents of the video and on the basis of a complaint filed, a case had been registered.” I appeal everyone not to share this video. Sharing communal sensitive video is  also a crime”, he said. EOM