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Idol Damaged During Titli Cyclone Used as a Tool to Promote Communal Violence

On 30th of October 2020, the Bharatiya Janata Party Dompet mandal secretary Konchada Ravikumar took pictures of the damaged idol of Lord Hanuman, located in Bhulokamata temple, and posted it on WhatsApp groups with a message alleging that Hindu temples were being targeted by miscreants in Andhra Pradesh. Upon further probe, it was revealed a branch of a tree had fallen on the idol during the Titli cyclone, because of which the idol was damaged and has been in the same condition for the past two years. An FIR was filed against Konchada Ravikumar for spreading false information intended to create communal dissonance in the state and later arrested.