Gujarat: 4 men who allegedly killed a cow in rage will now face life imprisonment

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Now-a-days cow being more precious than a human life. Two years jail for killing a human being in a accident and life imprisonment for killing a cow.

Cows are revered as sacred for Hindu community. File photo, Getty images / Lonely Planet Images

Palanpur, Gujarat: Four men were arrested and booked under stringent Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act 2017; by gujarat police on 19th july for allegedly killing a cow and adding to it that Act provides for life term for slaughtering a cow.

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The four men allegedly killed the cow because it entered the cattle shed in Maanpur village of Banaskantha district, said police. Those four men identified by police are Aiyub Vagadiya, Jamaluddin Vagadiya, Arif Vagadiya and Israilbhai Vagadiya of Maanpur village.

(The four arrested Ayub Vagodiya, Jamaluddin Vagadiya, Arif Vagadiya and Israil Vagadiya. Photo Credit : Times of India)

The complaint was done by Kansa village resident Raghabhai Bumadiya by approaching Danta taluka police station on 18th july and added that alleged that the accused had killed one of his cows after it entered their cattle shed.

In his complaint, Raghabhai claimed his son had taken their cows and goats for grazing to the neighbouring Maanpur village on 18 July. As some of the cows inadvertently entered into a cattle shed, four members of the family confronted Raghabhai’s son and scolded him said AR Vala, Police Sub-Inspector.

Though his son tendered an apology, the accused attacked one of the cows in a fit of rage and killed the animal using sticks, choppers and axe. Based on his complaint, we lodged a case yesterday (18 July) for killing the cattle under section 429 of the Indian Penal Code and the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act-2017,” said Vala, adding that the four were arrested on 19 July and he also said that “Since the new Act against cow slaughter has come into force recently, all these accused will be tried under sections 8 and 10 of the Act,

The Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed by the state assembly on 31 March and those who are undertaking any activities like slaughter of bovines, including cows, calves, bulls and bullocks can be awarded a sentence of not less than 10 years in jail, which can extend up to life term.

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In the previous Act, which was in place 2011, seven years was the maximum term for punishment.

Earlier this week, Haryana’s City court additional judge Sanjeev Kumar pronounced a verdict with a ‘displeasure jibe’, while sentencing he said “Sentencing for killing a cow is five or seven or 14 in different states. But, in case of death of a human being caused by rash or negligent driving, sentence prescribed in law is only two years,” while awarding a two-year jail term to the son of a Haryana businessman for mowing down a motorcyclist with his BMW car in 2008.

Sources : Times of India

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