Cow vigilantes set truck on fire, driver killed

A Srinagar-bound truck was set on fire allegedly by cow vigilantes in Jammu’s Udhampur district, which left three men — two Kashmiris and a policeman — battling burn injuries, while the driver managed to escape unhurt. Six were held and charged with a case of attempt to murder. Sources said three people, including the driver, were sleeping in the truck when it was set on fire on Friday. While the driver managed to escape unhurt, two others in the truck were injured. The policeman was hurt while trying to douse the fire.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

The Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a case of attempt to murder against the attackers. Six were held and charged with a case of attempt to murder

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :s Current status Not known
Charges Filed attempt to murder, Public safety Act. Other details 7 arrested
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Main Information
Date of incident: October 18, 2016
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Zahid Ahmad
    Name of Perpetrator Bala Bahadur Singh, Sunder Singh and Sunil Singh
    State Jammu and Kashmir
    District/City Udhampur
    Party In Power / Incidents JK PDP - Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party
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