Cow Vigilantes thrashed transporter in Kerala

Six men in a car waylaid a van transporting cattle in a north Kerala district early on Monday, dragged out the driver and his assistant and assaulted them in a suspected case of cow-vigilantism in the southern state of Kerala. A cow-farm owner who had bought the cattle from Ismail, a seller in neighbouring Karnataka, said he suspected the assailants were local Bajrang Dal members. Kasaragod, in neighbouring Kerala where the van was intercepted on Monday, has also witnessed similar incidents because of the presence of Right-wing groups. The six occupants of the car dragged Hamza and Altaf out of the van, asked them where they were taking the cattle and beat them up even though they had fitness certificates issued by a vet for the cows, the police said, indicating the deal was legal. “I suspect some local Bajrang Dal activists,” Harris told reporters. “I think I know two or three of the attackers as they are well-known faces in Badiyadka,” he said but didn’t reveal any names.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Highway
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Highway Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Harris has lodged a complaint with the local police in Badiyadka.

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation Current status Investigation has not begun
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Main Information
Date of incident: June 25, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • No. of People Injured 2
    Name of the victim : Hamza (40)and Altaf (30)
    Name of Perpetrator Akash, Ganesha, Rajesha, Mithun and two other
    State Kerala
    District/City Kasargode
    Party In Power / Incidents CPI (M) - Communist Party of India (Marxist)
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