Four men beaten up on suspicion of cow smuggling

Four persons were allegedly thrashed by a vigilante group on the suspicion of being cow smugglers in a remote tribal village in Betul district, with the video of the incident going viral on social media. After a video of the incident, went viral on social media, police registered separate cases against the assailants as well as the alleged cow smugglers. Sub Divisional Officer of Police Prem Singh Thakur said that, “A case was registered against Shyam, Manak, Sundar Parate and others (part of the cow vigilante group) for assault”. All of them were absconding. Also, another case was registered against the four persons, all residents of Rehatgao in neighbouring Harda district, for alleged cow smuggling, he said. “These cow smugglers have been arrested. We are investigating the video clip, and will take further action accordingly,” the police officer said.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Charges filed against the attackers and the victims; attackers absconding Current status Not known
Charges Filed Charged for assualt Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: August 03, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • No. of People Injured 4
    Name of the victim : Unrevealed
    Name of Perpetrator Shyam, Manak and Sundar Parate
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Betul
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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