70 yr man was brutally thrashed by cow vigilantes

A 70-year-old Kailash Nath Shukla was thrashed, tonsured and paraded through a village by self-appointed ‘cow vigilantes’ who accused him of attempting to abandon his ailing cow. The incident took place when he was reportedly taking his cow to another village for treatment. However, a group of men, claiming to be ‘gau rakshaks’ or cow vigilantes allegedly surrounded him and berated him for trying to dump his ailing cow in the village. The elderly man pleaded with the men to let him go as he was taking his cow for treatment, however, the enraged mob allegedly tonsured his head, thrashed him brutally with sticks and blackened his face. The group then garlanded the man with creepers and then proceeded to parade him across the village.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Hindu
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
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Investigating agency Balrampur Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :“A case has been lodged and more arrests will be made after identifying those involved in beating the old man. An inquiry has also been ordered against policemen who refused to lodge his case. Action will be initiated agai Current status
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Date of incident: August 30, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Kailash Nath Shukla
    Name of Perpetrator Cow Vigilantes
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Balrampur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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