Muslim Auto-driver beaten by cow vigilantes

A handicapped auto driver, named Azaad, was brutally beaten near Faridabad by Gau Rakshaks in the apprehension that the meat he was carrying was cow meat. While the auto driver was carrying buffalo meat, the cow vigilantes stopped his auto and asked him to chant "Hanuman ki jai" and "cow is our mother". When he did not do so they pushed him to the ground and thrashed him brutally. It is alleged that some policemen were present at the spot but did not do anything. One of the people standing there even created a video of the incident. Azaad has alleged that the cow vigilantes even tried to burn him alive. Forensic Reports, however, show that it was not cow meat that he was carrying.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0 :Cross FIR was filed against the victim about the presence of cow meat in the Auto.
Details of the FIR

FIR was filed against the Cow Vigilantes for physical assault of the victim

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory :Police arrested 3 people after 5 days of the incident. Current status
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: October 14, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : Azaad
    Name of Perpetrator Ram Kishore, Dilip and Lakhan
    State Haryana
    District/City Faridabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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