AHMEDABAD, 17 SEPT: One more time brutality over false cow slaughtering was witnessed in the BJP- ruled state, where a 29-year-old lost live on September 13 after he was allegedly thrashed by so-called cow vigilantes.
The deceased identified as Mohammed Ayyub Shaikh who worked as a footwear salesman, succumbed to head injuries and other wounds at VS Hospital. Shaikh was admitted after his car allegedly met with an accident on Monday, a day before Eid ul Zuha.
Ayyub’s friend who was travelling with him in car and was held by Police for illegal possession of cow progeny has revealed in Police complaint that they were chased and thrashed by cow vigilantes.
A complaint of attempt to murder was lodged by Anandnagar police against unknown accused. Ayyub was living with his wife Sarina and their two children.
His maternal uncle Aziz Pathan accused the Police for moulding the accident story to protect the accused.”We will not bury the body until the accused are arrested,” Pathan said.
Ayyub’s fellow Akhtar Shekani told that his friend was thrashed in presence of police. “Punish them for transporting calves according to the law. But nobody has the right to take law into his own hands,” said Shekani.
Shaikh in his complaint says that Ayyub’s car met with an accident at Honest cross-roads after he speeded on being chased by a car. He alleged that after the accident they were dragged out and thrashed by cow vigilantes only to be saved by police.
Cops, however, denying all the allegations saying that there is no evidence supporting Shaikh’s claims. Ahmedabad police commissioner Shivanand Jha said, “CCTV footage of the stretch does not show any car chasing Ayyub’s car. We are further analyzing more CCTV footage and will take appropriate action once investigation is over,” added Jha.
Earlier the state was rocked after a major controversy in July when some Dalit youths were flogged in public by cow vigilantes at Una.