Members of seven Muslim households in Faridpur Kazi, Uttar Pradesh were assaulted by police personnel on the suspicion of cow slaughter. The victims families were verbally abused and three men were detained. The police personnel arrived around the time of iftar and hurled abuses at the residents, rummaging through their homes with a focus on kitchen items in most houses—they threw around utensils and leftover food. Most members of the households told the police gave them no reason for the search. The policemen beat up a few of male members in the households and took three men to Kotwali Thana, a police station in Bijnor city, a few kilometres away. The next morning, the village’s sarpanch, Iqbal went to the police station, after which the men were released without any charge sheet or first-information report. Iqbal told us that the police had said that they “came to the village on the basis of suspicion. They had been informed that a cow has been slaughtered". Ramesh Chandra Sharma, the station-head officer of the Bijnor police station said about the police’s raids, “To my knowledge, there is no such matter".