Truck set afire by Mob

A truck allegedly carrying beef was set on fire by a mob after it turned turtle in Odisha’s coastal Ganjam district on Sunday. The truck was on its way from Bhubaneswar to Andhra Pradesh when it overturned at Randa under Golanthara police station limits. As the driver and cleaner of the truck got a crane to lift the vehicle, blood spilled onto the road. “A mob led by local VHP and Bajrang Dal activists reached the spot and forced open the doors of the vehicle. When they saw meat packed in plastic sacks, they became angry and set fire to the truck,” said Ganjam superintendent of police Ashis Singh. “The area is also stronghold of BJP,” he added.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Highway
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Unknown
Location of incident Highway perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0
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Role of police Unsatisfactory :Police olice filed a case against 100 unnamed suspected Current status Not known
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Date of incident: July 23, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Vandalism/Hooliganism
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Name of the victim : unknown
    Name of Perpetrator Hindu extremists
    State Odhisa
    District/City Ganjam
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