Cattle trader attacked on rumors of smuggling

An elderly Muslim man in Rajouri district in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir was beaten up by Gau Rakshaks, over suspicion of cattle smuggling spread in the area. A rumor of him being dead was also circulated in the village, which later was proven to be factually wrong.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Not known
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Not known perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
Details of the FIR

The FIR was lodged on the complaint of wife of the victim after the villagers found Lal Hussain unconscious.

Investigating agency Budhal police station Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :Rajouri police have arrested an accused Kuldeep Raj. Current status Not known
Charges Filed Sections 341, 307, 323 and 147 of the RPC Other details The SHO of Budhal, Jhanagir Ahmed, along with a police party had been camping at Gundha to avoid any communal tension following rumours of death of Lal Hussain. Heavy police forces were deployed in the area apprehending c
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Main Information
Date of incident: August 27, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Lal Hussain
    Name of Perpetrator Kuldeep Raj, and nine others
    State Jammu and Kashmir
    District/City Rajouri
    Party In Power / Incidents JK PDP - Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party
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