Muslim youth lynched in UP village for allegedly attempting to steal a cow

On the unsubstantiated allegation of consuming and storing beef, in 2015 a mob had thrashed Mohammed Akhlaq inside his home Bisahda village, Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. The incendiary mob had even threatened the women members of the family with sexual violence.

Muslim Killed

Now comes the report from another village in the same state of a Muslim youth being thrashed to death for allegedly attempting to steal a cow.

The incident took place in Dagrauli village located in the Hasanpur area in Amroha district.

The villagers claim four thieves had entered the village late at night to steal a cow. According to the police, villager Brahmpal and his wife were awakened by the sound of a vehicle. Stepping out of their home they reportedly saw four youth attempting to drive away with their cow.

The couple shouted for help and caught hold of one of the youth. The villagers say that finding themselves surrounded by the villagers they resorted to firing, injuring six persons. But the villagers grabbed hold of one of the youth while three others fled from the scene under cover of fire.

The nabbed youth was beaten to death. By the time the police reached the scene, the youth had breather his last. A case has been registered. The name of the deceased youth is said to be Nasir who was a native of Rampur.

Soon after being sworn-in as chief minister, Yogi Adityanath had issued directions to the police to stop the smuggling of cows. Illegal slaughter houses have also been ordered to be sealed and the police have started action accordingly.

Following the swearing-in last Sunday, a slaughter house was shutdown in Allahabad on Monday. On Tuesday one slaughter house in Varanasi and 15 in Ghaziabad were similarly sealed. Shutting down illegal slaughter houses was part of the BJP’s manifesto issued during the recently concluded Assembly polls in UP.



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