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Mob attacks BJP MP Tarun Vijay in Dehradun

They were attacked for visiting the temple where entrance of persons belonging to backward castes is prohibited.

By: PTI | Dehradun | Updated: May 21, 2016 12:37:57 am
bjp mp tarun vijay, tarun vijay, tarun vijay attacked, dalit entry temples, tarun vijay dalit entry The MP was taken to a hospital and his condition is stated to stable. (File photo)

A mob on Friday attacked Rajya Sabha member Tarun Vijay and and vandalised his car after he came out of a temple with Dalit leaders in Chakrata, 180 km from here.

The mob reportedly attacked the BJP MP and the Dalit leaders for visiting the temple where entrance of persons belonging to backward castes is prohibited.

“Vijay and a few Dalit leaders visited Silgur Devta temple. The mob pelted them with stones when they stepped out,” Sub -Inspector Lalit Kumar said.

The police team present there rescued the MP and the Dalit leaders, who sustained minor injuries, Kumar said. He added that Vijay was taken to a hospital and his condition is stated to stable.

CM Harish Rawat has ordered Garhwal Commissioner to look into the incident. “Strict action will be taken against those found responsible,” Rawat said. pti

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