'Gau Rakshaks' in Bihar beat up six Muslim men on suspicion of slaughtering bovine

A police team reached the village as they received the information about the incident and tried to pacify the angry villagers

Another case of cow vigilante has come to light in Bihar where six Muslim men were beaten up by the gau rakhshaks on suspicion of slaughtering a bovine in a house at Dumra village located in West  Champaran district of Bihar. The recent incident of cow vigilante took place on Friday.

According to Sanjay Kumar Jha, Deputy Superintendent of Police said that on suspicion of a bovine being slaughtered inside, some people surrounded the house and thrashed six people. However, he added that no arrest has been made by the police in the case so far.

A police team reached the village as they received the information about the incident and tried to pacify the angry villagers. The officials also assured the villagers that action will be taken against the people if they found guilty. A man identified as Qudus Kureishi was beaten up by the mob when he tried to intervene in the matter.

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Those men who were thrashed by the villagers were taken into custody by the police on charges of “hurting religious sentiment” and animal cruelty. To avoid any untoward incident, an additional police force has been deployed in the village.

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This is not the first time when such an incident of gau rakshak violence has taken place in Bihar, a few days ago a similar three men were beaten up publicly for allegedly smuggling beef in Bhojpur district.

(Source: PTI)

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