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Lecturer's arm chopped off for insulting Muslims

By Samyuktha

Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 6: A 52-year-old college teacher's arm was chopped off by two men on Sunday, Jul 4 for insulting Muslims.

Two men were on Monday, Jul 5 arrested for attacking and severing the right arm of T J Joseph, a lecturer at a private Christian-run college, for setting exam question that allegedly made an insulting reference to the Prophet Mohammed.

"An eight-member gang blocked his vehicle and chopped off his right arm. It was a planned operation. We suspect a radical Muslim group who targeted him before." B Sandya, inspector general of the local police told a news agency.

The two arrests were made by tracing the attackers' vehicle, the police officer added. Latest inputs suggest that the two men arrested in connection with the case are members of a radical Muslim group called Popular Front.

On Tuesday, Jul 6, police officers probing into the 'talibanisque' assault claim that they also received threats from unknown people. The officials reportedly raided several Popular Front offices.

The lecturer has been on bail after being arrested over a question in internal exams that insulted Muslim groups as it contained a dissing reference to the Prophet Mohammed.

Newman College, where Joseph worked, has refused to reveal any details on the question in a bid to avoid any further complications.

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