Lucknow, Aug 21: In yet another incident of mob attack, two men were beaten up with belts and sticks by the Gau Raksha Seva Dal workers in Shamli yesterday on suspicion of them being cow smugglers.
According to PTI report, the head of the group named Anuj Bansal was arrested and two others were booked under the Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act.
Two men were beaten up with belts & sticks by Gau Raksha Seva Dal workers in Shamli yesterday on suspicion of them being cow smugglers. Police took the two men into custody for interrogation. Investigation underway pic.twitter.com/XO5q11NrOv
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 21, 2018
The victims have been identified as Dilshad and Shah Rukh, who were reportedly ferrying two cows, which they claimed they had taken from a priest.
In the recent past, several cases of lynching and mob violence have been reported from several parts of the country.
This comes nearly two weeks after, a man was beaten to death by villagers on suspicion of cattle theft in Behrola village of Haryana’s Palwal.
Earlier, a muslin man was lynched to death in Alwar district of Rajasthan last month.