Author's House Attacked in Bihar

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Author's House Attacked in Bihar
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An upcoming writer's house here was allegedly attacked by members of a particular community accusing him of hurting their religious sentiments.

Satyapal Chandra claimed that some persons targeted his house in Malhari village of Gaya district on the intervening night of July 1 and 2 and shouted slogans, accusing him of hurting their religious sentiments.

Chandra, currently in New Delhi, told PTI that his parents, who live in his Gaya house, lodged a complaint with Imamganj Police Station.

A complaint has been registered under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC against unidentified miscreants, Imamganj SHO R K Pandey said.

Chandra's book "When Heaven Falls Down" is centered around the issue of 'love jihad' and communal conflagrations in the country.

"We are probing the matter. Chandra's village is a peaceful place and there is no trace of division on religious lines. We also don't have any information on the presence of any radical elements there," the SHO said.

Chandra said his book is a work of fiction and has no resemblance to anyone. The author said he will demand police protection for his family in the view of the attack.

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