A Muslim doctor in Bhopal’s Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh has been detained by the police for posting a picture of a Hindu Sadhu (herit) buying meat on his Facebook page. 

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Atik Afzal Khan, a practicing doctor in his 20s, posted a photo of a Hindu hermit buying meat from a meat shop on his Facebook page on Monday. He posted it with the caption ‘Rahim Ki dukan se Ram hari sabjiya kharidate hue, ek durlabh tasvir’ (Ram buying green vegetables from Rahim. Such a rare picture’.), as per a report in Indian Express.

Khan was booked by the Kotwali Police under Section 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code after a local resident lodged a complaint against him.

Khan was first produced before a local court before being sent to judicial custody where he will be held till April 11. 

According to reports, in the complaint lodged against him, Khan was accused of hurting Hindu sentiments by using the word ‘Ram’. 

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