Three days ago, the display of Aurangzeb’s posters in Ahmednagar district and a social media post glorifying Tipu Sultan in Kolhapur had triggered violence. Keeping this in mind, the Ashti police registered an FIR against the teenager who is currently out of the town.
No sooner had the teenager posted the video message on his social media handle on Thursday than some local residents started sharing the clip, leading to tension in the town, the police said. On learning about the situation, the boy deleted the post and shared another apologising for “inadvertently hurting sentiments” of some people.
SP Nand Kumar Thakur told TOI, “We have registered an FIR against the teenager for his post, which is said to have been deleted.”
The police also contacted a relative of the boy and informed him about the fallout of the post and the FIR. “The boy will be detained when he returns to the town and produced before the child welfare committee for a remand in a correction facility meant for children,” an officer said.
The police said no untoward incident was reported in the town during the bandh, during which most trade and business remained closed.