Three houses belonging to a Muslim man were set on fire for allegedly slaughtering cows on Eid ul-Adha in Jharkhand
Jharkhand: A frenzy mob of hundreds of angry people set ablaze three houses belonging to a Muslim man who had allegedly slaughtered cows on Eid ul-Adha in Jharkhand’s Giridh district on Saturday, about 185 kilometers from capital Ranchi, reported Hindustan Times.
The incident took place in Naitand village of Giridh district in Jharkhand.
Rahman Mian had allegedly slaughtered three cows near his residence for distribution among the local members of the Muslim community, said police.
“The situation is under control. However, our men are deployed in the area as a precautionary measure,” Giridih superintendent of police Akhilesh B Variar told the daily.
Police said that extra security forces were deployed and the situation is now under control. Locals says if police had been late for even few more minutes, the consequences would have worsen more.
In June, a man was beaten up in Jharkhand after a dead cow was reportedly found outside his house
A mob also set the house of Usman Ansari on fire after they spotted the carcass of a cow. The victim was injured and 50 policemen were also injured after a mob pelted stones.
Police have arrested six people so far. Variar and Giridih deputy commissioner Uma Shankar Singh are camping at the village.
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Days before Eid, the BJP government in Jharkhand had issued an advertisement for the public highlighting the prohibition on slaughtering bovine animals in the state under various laws. It also warned offenders of dire legal consequences.
In another incident, a man was beaten to death by a mob on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had denounced cow vigilantes and asked people to beware of its ‘fake’ protectors trying to divide society and the country and asked the states to severely punish them.
Sources : Hindustan Times