Man thrashed on suspicion of carrying beef in Maharashtra's Nagpur
The incident is yet another addition to a string of similar incidents where Muslim men have come under attack from cow vigilantes allegedly for carrying beef. Photograph: (ANI)
A Muslim man was beaten up by a group of people allegedly for carrying beef in Maharashtra's Nagpur district.
Four persons have been arrested in this regard.
Thirty-one-year-old Salim Ismail Sheikh was stopped by a group of men when he was returning home on Wednesday evening in Bharsingi village of Nagpur rural. They asked him to show what meat he was carrying and when he refused to do so, he was beaten up, PTI quoted Nagpur rural Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawade as saying.
Wasn't beef but mutton.Told them carrying it for event&this isn't my profession.They hit me&left me there.Police took me to hospital: Victim pic.twitter.com/vsWlat5Oqg— ANI (@ANI_news) July 13, 2017
The incident is yet another addition to a string of similar incidents where Muslim men have come under attack from cow vigilantes allegedly for carrying beef.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last month spoken out against those who in the name of cow protection target innocent people.