8 April 2020: Talking to Times of India, the 55-year-old shopkeeper Gayur Hasan said, "It all started 5 days back when my son liked a Facebook post of a Muslim religious leader of Delhi. However, we apologized before the panchayat for this. After that some unknown persons pelted stones our house with stones and told us to leave the village. We decided to send our son away once the lockdown ended, but the two accused, Rohtas (34) and Sharvan (34) along with their accomplices set our welding shop on fire on April 8. A cot and two chairs were burned before we doused the flames with the help of a neighbour." Gayur said, "We have been living in village for 55 years and have never seen such an incident. This has instilled fear among the 10-12 Muslim families in the village."
Kaithal superintendent of police (SP) Shashank Kumar Sawan, sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Kamal Preet Kaur and other officials visited the village on Friday and assured the Muslim community of their safety and prompt action against the culprits. The SP said the miscreants had set the shop on fire after the victims refused to remove their skullcaps and shave their beards.