New Delhi: In an Udaipur-like attack, a 23-year-old man was stabbed in Bihar's Sitamarhi district allegedly for watching a social media post related to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on his phone.
The victim, identified as Ankit, was sitting at a pan shop when he was attacked by three accused.
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According to reports, the accused got furious when they saw Ankit watching Nupur Sharma's video on his phone and attacked him.
The incident took place on 15 July but came to light on Monday when the family of the injured youth said that the police filed FIR only after Sharma’s name from the complaint copy was removed, according to a report in Hindustan Times,
The police, however, said that the matter was not related to Sharma, added the report.
Police said Ankit was attacked with a knife six time and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
Police have made two arrests in the case so far and the third accused is still at large.