Five people thrashed by cow vigilantes chanting ‘jai hanuman’

In yet another incident, the self-styled cow vigilantes assaulted five people in Faridabad on suspicion of carrying beef on Saturday.

The cow vigilantes also thrashed an auto driver and chanted ‘Jai Hanuman’,

However, the report also said that the police booked the victim for allegedly smuggling beef, but no case has been filed against the cow vigilantes.

“The police will do due diligence before filing the FIR. If any persons is caught carrying beef, then it is a case for the police,” Raman Malik, a member of the ruling BJP in Haryana said.

Last month, the Supreme Court directed all state governments to appoint a senior police officer as a nodal officer in each district to ensure that incidents of cow vigilantism are prevented and dealt with effectively.

In July, a Muslim man, with links to the BJP, was brutally thrashed in public by alleged cow vigilantes in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.

In May, two traders were thrashed in Malegaon town in Washim district of Maharashtra.

Earlier, a Haryana’s dairy farmer Pehlu Khan succumbed to injuries after he was attacked by a cow protection group. A mob had also lynched two men in Assam’s Nagaon district suspecting them to be cattle thieves.

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