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Human sacrifice was carried out in a mosque in Bihar.

The boy died because of drowning, and police have confirmed that there is no communal angle to the incident.

The boy died because of drowning, and police have confirmed that there is no communal angle to the incident.Some news outlets reported in 2020 that a minor Hindu boy named Rohit Jaiswal was “sacrificed” to build a new mosque in the Gopalganj district of Bihar. The reports further stated that the boy was killed and thrown into a river. The incident gained a communal angle as many social media users shared unverified rumors. News outlet like OpInida also published a story stating that the boy's father had previously alleged that "his son was sacrificed to make the mosque powerful by Muslims" but they issued an update on the story when police investigation found these accusations baseless. Investigation revealed that the boy died due to drowning.

Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey clarified on Facebook live, saying that there was no communal intent behind Rohit's death and no mosque was built in that area. He said that the post-mortem report revealed that the boy died due to drowning when he went to take a bath along with this friends. He said that the investigation is underway against the five accused, and CID has taken over the matter. He also stated that he spoke to locals and witnesses to ascertain the facts in the case. The officer pointed out that there was no mention of any mosque or sacrifice in the victim's father's complaint.

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