In yet another incident of lynching, a 45-year-old man, a Muslim, was beaten to death while his friend was severely thrashed by four people for allegedly slaughtering a cow in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district, the police said. The friend of 45 year old Siraj, was Shakeel (35) was also brutally thrashed and sustained severe injuries, by yet another incident of cow vigilantism.
Four persons accused in the case have been arrested.
Modus Operandi? The accused, on getting information that two people were slaughtering a cow at a forest area in Anjar village, reached the spot and allegedly beat one of them to death on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Hingerkar said.
Sub-Divisional Officer of Police, Maiher area, Arvind Tiwari, said they recovered “beef” and carcass of a slaughtered bull from the spot. As per the investigation, the deceased was beaten with lathis (sticks), he said.
On getting information about the incident, the police reached the spot and rushed the injured to a hospital in Jabalpur district, Tiwari said. The arrested people are Pawan Singh (35), Vijay Singh (26), Phool Singh (36) and Narayan Singh (28).
About 400 policemen have been deployed to maintain law and order in the area following the incident, inspector general of police, Rewa Range, Umesh Joga said.