Victims cried out that they were Hindus and that they were transporting the cow for dairy business, hearing which the Hindu Hardliner Members ran away leaving them bleeding.
Noida, Uttar Pradesh : In yet another incident of growing extremism of Hindutva Hardliners who claim themselves as “Cow Protectors” (Gau Rakshaks) , two men were brutally beaten for carrying cow and left bleeding by alleged gau rakshaks who mistaken them as ‘Muslims’ on Thursday in Jewar district, Greater Noida.
According to Times of India reports, the two victims were identified as Jabar Singh (35) and Bhoop Singh (45), both residents of Sirsa Manjhipur. They were returning with a cow and calf after buying them from Mehndipur village when the cow vigilantes mistook them as Muslims.
“They were coming from the Mehndipur village with a cow and calf. They got tired on the way and sat by the trunk of a tree. Some BJP workers and cow vigilantes spotted the two persons and suspected them as Muslims. They called some more persons who attacked them without asking anything,” said Muazzam Khan, a resident of Jewar who was eyewitness.
The Hindutva fringes attacked the them without citing any reason which left them critically injured. They were spared only when the two victims cried out that they were Hindus and that they were transporting the cow for dairy business, hearing which the vigilantes relented. The accused then fled from the spot leaving the victim in a critical condition.
Police was informed by the local people after which they reached at the spot and rushed the victim to a private hospital. Both the victim received internal injuries and fractures. They were later referred to district hospital in Noida for better treatment.