Techie murder: BJP MP says some repercussions to Facebook post ‘natural’

The trigger for the attack on Sadiq was apparently uploading of derogatory pictures of warrior king Shivaji and late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.

By: Press Trust of India | Pune | Updated: June 5, 2014 7:51 pm

BJP MP from Pune, where a techie was bludgeoned to death on Monday allegedly by members of a Hindutva outfit, on Thursday said some repercussions to the Facebook post derogatory of Shivaji and Bal Thackeray was “natural”.

“What appeared on Facebook was very painful. Some amount of repercussions was natural,” Anil Shirole told reporters outside Parliament.

The trigger for the attack on Shaikh Mohasin Sadiq (28) was apparently uploading of derogatory pictures of warrior king Shivaji and late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Facebook by unknown persons, which also led to a protest bandh on Sunday.

At least seven persons who are said to be linked to Hindu Rashtra Sena have been arrested in this connection.

When asked for comments on the involvement of Hindu Rashtra Sena, the BJP MP said, “We will have to find out who are all involved in the matter. Police is probing”.

He said Pune is a peaceable city and BJP workers are  working to maintain peace in the town.

Sadiq worked in the IT department of a textile firm in  Pune. He was thrashed with sticks at Bankar Colony by the accused and succumbed to his injuries during treatment at a hospital, police said.

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    Aarif Mohammed
    Jun 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm
    :www.punemirror/pune/...
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      abrar
      Jun 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm
      so a murder is justified.welcome s
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        akshay
        Jun 5, 2014 at 7:59 pm
        what a shame?
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          The Mirror
          Jun 5, 2014 at 2:24 pm
          why no news channel is reporting the name of that UNKNOWN person who uploaded the pics, he is Nikhil Tikone,a Hindu
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            lal
            Jun 5, 2014 at 3:36 pm
            can someone in BJP teach basics of humanity and reign this stupid MP. If we follow his teachings killing spree will start between communities.
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              Mayank
              Jun 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm
              Now this is the kind of BS that will bring back Congress !! Shiv Sainiks are no better than the mullahs who created a ruckus when Prophet Mohammad was caricatured or Salman Rushdie wrote Satanic Verses. Shiv Sena should realize that if you see on internet the sane thing to do is ignore and not kill or trouble ordinary citizens. Don't belittle the legacy of Shivaji for a silly FB post by a degenrate. And No, killing a person Is not natural. Man up as a minister, and get those guys arrested and severely punished !!
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                Indian
                Jun 6, 2014 at 6:09 am
                In short, this BJP thug is justifying the killing of an innocent man by his fellow gang of thugs.
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                  Rajeev balakrishna
                  Jun 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm
                  Techie beaten to death in Pune, 7 men of Hindu outfitheld"......................!! who got arrested? I think the #paidjournosand #newstraders are at it again!, heard that the killing and bandh against 'FBpost' is not having any direct relation, also considering the fact thatmaharashtra is ruled by congi NCP and state elections are 4 months away, withthese rmours, with the support of #newstraders, they are trying for a mulsimpolarization in maharshtra and trying to create 'negative outlook' towards BKPand RSS( any organization, whether its funded by congis or commies, if it has"hindu" word in its name, would be considered as "sanghaparivar", people in general fall for these tricks as seen in sri ramsene's case!! These organizations might be funded and supported by congis touse against BJP, to create an atmosphere of 'negativism' against anything/anyonethat supports hindus, indirectly targeting BJP and/or RSS, when we haveShankaracharyas of Dwarka and Puri openly supporting congress and targettingmodi and BJP, the truth of "techie murder seems miles away than what"sickular Idian express reported and other #newstradersamplified!.......
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                    Realistic
                    Jun 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm
                    "He said Pune is a peaceable city and BJP workers are working to maintain peace in the town." peaceable.... hmm.. never heard that word before.
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                      Sameer
                      Jun 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm
                      What were these derogatory posts on facebook? They definitely won't be so bad as to drive those sbags to beat someone to death. Seriously, where can I find these posts?
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                        Truth
                        Jun 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm
                        IF everything has an action/reaction then where will this violence stop? Does the BJP MP agree to have revenge by Mulsims now? he needs to have common sense before making that statement. Innocents shouldn't pay the price for mistakes done by others.
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                          Lakshmanan
                          Jun 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm
                          Book the MP for criminal stupidity. Elected as a leader does he not understand such wreckless comments do no good to anyone?
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