Video-messaging app TikTok today deleted a clip that was accused of "hate-mongering" and was linked to the shocking assault on Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand last month. The clip was deleted after Mumbai Police yesterday registered a complaint from Shiv Sena activist Ramesh Solanki. The app has also suspended the accounts of three members of the group - "Team 07", which has nearly four crore followers, - that uploaded the video.
Tabrez Ansari and his friends were traveling from Jamshedpur to Saraikela-Kharsawan's Karsova when they were attacked by a mob. Accused of stealing a motorcycle, he was thrashed for hours and forced to chant "Jai Sri Ram" before police arrived. He died five days later.