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A few years back in India, I destroyed about 25 idols kept in a public area over the course of a year. A Muslim who had a cigarette shop nearby got beaten up and and was forced to shut his shop because people suspected that it was him who had destroyed the idols.

Will I get punished because he got beaten up and lost his livelihood because of me?

closed as off-topic by Joel K, Isaac Moses Feb 11 at 6:05

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    Could the person who downvoted the question please provide a reason? – Natanav Feb 10 at 21:17
  • I don't think it's off-topic, I think It's complicated, and it can't be generalized. Your story includes idolatry, gentiles, staying abroad (of Israel) and more. In many cases Halacha is not B&W, there are different aspects of Mitzvos as well as prohibitions combined. So I would recommend narrowing this question down to a simple act esp. between Jews, as Gentiles complicate everything. – Al Berko Feb 11 at 11:54
  • I'd think that asking what punishment you'll get is not asking for a practical ruling. – Alex Feb 11 at 18:08