Family attacked over rumour of cow slaughter

Nazir Ahmed and his sons were allegedly attacked and harassed by more than 20 cow vigilantes who entered their house over suspicion of cow slaughter. The family had slaughtered two oxen for Eid celebrations. A neighbour alerted a local group of gau rakshaks under the impression that the family was slaughtering a cow. “The vigilantes stormed their house and damaged their car,” said Kaleemullah, of the Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedik

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: September 16, 2016
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Nazir Ahmed, Mohammed Masi and Mohammed
    Name of Perpetrator Gau Rakshak
    State Karnataka
    District/City Bangalore City
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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